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Latest update : 2012-11-16

French Olympic swimming medalist Camille Muffat set a world record in the women's 800-metre freestyle at the French swimming championships in Angers, France, on Friday. Muffat shaved more than 2 seconds off the previous record set in 2008.

Olympic gold medalist Camille Muffat set a short course world record in the 800-meter freestyle at the French swimming championships on Friday.

Muffat clocked a time of 8 minutes, 1.06 seconds during the heats in Angers, breaking the previous mark of 8:04.53 set by Italian swimmer Alessia Filippi in at the European Championships in 2008.

Muffat's performance came a day after two-time Olympic gold medalist Yannick Agnel set a short course world record time of 3:32.25 in the 400-meter free at the same nationals.

At the London Games last summer, Muffat won gold in the 400 freestyle, silver in the 200 free, and bronze in the 4 x200 freestyle relay.

(AP)

 

Date created : 2012-11-16

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