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
Sprint
Gary Neiwand 1996 (AUS) 10.129
Michelle Ferris 1996 (AUS) 11.21

Individual Pursuit
Bradley Wiggins 2004 (GBR) 4:15.165
Sarah Ulmer 2004 (NZL) 3:24.537

500m Time Trial
Anna Meares 2004 (AUS) 33.952

1km Time Trial
Chris Hoy 2004 (GBR) 1:00.711

Team Pursuit
Australia Men's 2004 3:56.610
Graeme Brown
Brett Lancaster
Bradley McGee
Luke Roberts

100m
Donovan Bailey 1996 (Canada) 9.84
Florence Griffith Joyner 1988 (USA) 10.62

200m
Michael Johnson 1996 (USA) 19.32
Florence Griffity Joyner 1988 (USA) 21.34

400m
Michael Johnson 1996 (USA) 43.49
Marie-Jose Perec 1996 (France) 48.25

800m
Vebjorn Rodal 1996 (Norway) 1:42.58
Nadezhda Olizarenko 1980 (URS) 1:53.43

1500m
Noah Ngeny 2000 (Kenya) 3:32.07
Paula Ivan 1988 (ROM) 3:53.96

5000m
Said Aouita 1984 (MAR) 13:05.59
Gabriela Szabo 2000 (ROM) 14:40.79

10000m
Kenenisa Bekele 2004 (Ethiopia) 27:05.59
Derartu Tulu 2000 (Ethiopia) 30:17.49

Marathon
Carlos Lopes 1984 (Portugal) 2:09:21
Naoko Takahashi 2000 (Japan) 2:23:14

100m Hurdles
Joanna Hayes 2004 (USA) 12.37

110m Hurdles
Xiang Liu 2004 (China) 12.91

400m Hurdles
Kevin Young 1992 (USA) 46.78
Fani Halkia 2004 (Greece) 52.77

3000m Steeplechase
Julius Kariuki 1988 (Kenya) 8:05.51

4x100m Relay
USA Men 1992 37.40
Michael Marsh
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
GDR Women 1980 41.60
Romy Muller
Barbel Wockel
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Gohr

4x400m Relay
USA Men 1992 2:55.74
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Michael Johnson
Stevel Lewis

URS Women 1988 3:15.17
Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina

20km Walk
Robert Korzeniowski 2000 (Poland) 1:18:59
Liping Wang 2000 (China) 1:29:05

50km Walk
Vyacheslav Ivanenko 1988 (URS) 3:38:29

High Jump
Charles Austin 1996 (USA) 2.39
Yelena Slesarenko 2004 (Russia) 2.06

Long Jump
Bob Beamon 1968 (USA) 8.90
Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1988 (USA) 7.40

Pole Vault
Tim Mack 2004 (USA) 5.95
Yelena Isinbayeva 2004 (Russia) 4.91

Triple Jump
Kenny Harrison 1996 (USA) 18.09
Inessa Kravets 1996 (UKR) 15.33

Shot Put
Ulf Timmermann 1988 (GDR) 22.47
Ilona Slupianek 1980 (GDR) 22.41

Discus Throw
Virgilijus Alekna 2004 (LTU) 69.89
Martina Hellmann 1988 (GDR) 72.30

Hammer Throw
Sergey Litvinov 1988 (URS) 84.80
Olga Kuzenkova 2004 (Russia) 75.02

Javelin Throw
Jan Zelezny 2000 (CZE) 90.17
Osleidys Menendez 2004 (Cuba) 71.53

Decathlon
Roman Sebrle 2004 (CZE) 8893

Heptathlon
Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1988 (USA) 7291
50m Freestyle
Alexander Popov 1992 (EUN) 21.91
Inge De Bruijn 2000 (NED) 24.13

100m Freestyle
Pieter Van Den Googenband 2000 (NED) 47.84
Jodie Henry 2004 (AUS) 53.52

200m Freestyle
Ian Thorpe 2004 (AUS) 1:44.71
Heike Friedrich 1988 (GDR) 1:57.65

400m Freestyle
Ian Thorpe 2000 (AUS) 3:40.59
Janet Evans 1988 (USA) 4:03.85

800m Freestyle
Brooke Bennett 2000 (USA) 8:19.67

1500m Freestyle
Grant Hackett 2004 (AUS) 14:43.40

100m Backstroke
Aaron Peirsol 2004 (USA) 53.45
Natalie Coughlin 2004 (USA) 59.68

200m Backstroke
Aaron Peirsol 2004 (USA) 1:54.95
Krisztina Egerszegi 1992 (HUN) 2:07.06

100m Breaststroke
Brendan Hansen 2004 (USA) 1:00.01
Suejuan Luo 2004 (CHN) 1:06.64

200m Breaststroke
Kosuke Kitajima 2004 (JPN) 2:09.44
Amanda Beard 2004 (USA) 2:23.37

100m Butterfly
Michael Phelps 2004 (USA) 51.25
Inge De Bruijn 2000 (NED) 56.61

200m Butterfly
Michael Phelps 2004 (USA) 1:54.04
Misty Hyman 2000 (USA) 2:05.88

200m Individual Medley
Michael Phelps 2004 (USA) 1:57.14
Yana Klochkova 2000 (UKR) 2:10.68

400m Individual Medley
Michael Phelps 2004 (USA) 4:08.26
Yana Klochkova 2000 (UKR) 4:33.59

4x100m Freestyle Relay
South Africa Men 2004 3:13.17
Roland Schoeman
Lyndon Ferns
Darian Townsend
Ryk Neethling
Australia Women 2004 3:35.94
Alice Mills
Lisbeth Lenton
Petria Thomas
Jodie Henry

4x200m Freestyle Relay
Australia Men 2000 7:07.05
Ian Thorpe
Michael Klim
Todd Pearson
Bill Kirby
USA Women 2004 7:53.42
Natalie Coughlin
Carly Piper
Dana Vollmer
Kaitlin Sandeno

4x100m Medley Relay
USA Men 2004 3:30.68
Aaron Peirsol
Brendan Hansen
Ian Crocker
Jason Lezak
Australia Women 2004 3:57.32
Giaan Rooney
Leisel Jones
Petria Thomas
Jodie Henry
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