Kirsty Conventry Breaks Backstroke World Record

By Tatiana Guertin on
Kirsty Coventry , a swimmer for Zimbabwe set a new world record in the women's 100m backstroke in Beijing on Monday. She finished the semi-final event wit a time of 55.87 seconds, barely beating the previous record of 58.97 seconds set by Natalie Coughlin at the US trials in Omaha, Nebraska on July 1.Coventry, who was just trying to finish the race on top said that the world record was a surprise, not something she had set her sights on beating.More than anything Coventry is excited for...Read Full Story