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Phelps breaks 100m butterfly world record

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-10

Olympic champion Michael Phelps broke the 100m butterfly world record with a time of 50.22 seconds at the US Swimming World Championship trials on Thursday.

REUTERS - Michael Phelps broke the 100m butterfly world
record by clocking 50.22 seconds at the U.S. National
championships on Thursday.

 

Gold medallist at the Beijing Olympics, Phelps trimmed .18
seconds off the old mark of 50.40 ending American compatriot
Ian Crocker's six-year hold on the record.

 

Phelps previously held the 100 fly mark for one day having
broken the record in the semi-finals of the 2003 world
championships in Barcelona.

 

Crocker took the record with victory in the final the next
day and has lowered it twice since -- the last time at the
worlds in 2005.

 

Phelps now holds five individual world records -- 400 and
200 individual medley, 200 and 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle.

Date created : 2009-07-10

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