Alain Bernard breaks world 100 meter freestyle world record

Alain Bernard from France broke the 100 meter freestyle world record for the second time in two days - 47.50 seconds at the European swimming championships.

The previous world record holder was Pieter Van den Hoogenband who set the world record at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

“It’s unbelievable,” Bernard said. “I wanted to be faster today.”

“Now I know I’m the man to beat,” he said, looking ahead to the Beijing Olympics in August. “I have been searching for this level for years.”

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Posted by Mike 11 years ago

filed under: Aquatics, France


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