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
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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
Wondering who holds what Olympic world record or just maybe what the Olympic world records are? Find all that information here, and also check back for updates on Olympic world records made and broken during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Natalie Coughlin , an American swimmer, is known for her dominance in a short course pool, and unmatched unerwater strength and kicking ability. She currently holds Amercan and US Open records in eight different events. Successful as an athlete at Carondelet High School in Concord, CA, she went on to the University of California, Berkeley, where she won three NCAA Swimmer of the Year honors in her first three years at the University.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens she dominated, winning two gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze. Track her progress through the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics .
Michael Phelps is an American swimmer, and world record holder. He's been a swimmer since he was young, and at the age of 15 he competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, as the youngest American male swimmer at the Olympic games in 68 years. He didn't medal, but five months later he broke the world record in the 200 m butterfly. He's been unstoppable ever since.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens he got a record eight medals, six of them gold. Because of his various titles and world records, he's been named World Simmer of the Year four times. Now he's back for more, competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.