Lane 9 News Archive: USA Swimming Grand Prix, Missouri: <font color=red>Flash!</font> Natalie Coughlin Lowers 100 Back World Record: "COLUMBIA, Missouri, February 17. THE weekend just witnessed its third world record in less than two days as Natalie Coughlin went off during the preliminary heats of the 100 back at the Missouri Grand Prix.
With Eamon Sullivan tracking down Alexander Popov in the men's 50 free as part of the NSW State Open Championships, and Kirsty Coventry erasing Krisztina Egerszegi's global standard in the 200 back, the mood was right for Coughlin to perform with an incredible time of 59.21 in the 100 back.
That dropped Coughlin's previous global mark of 59.44 set at last year's World Championships in Melbourne, Australia."
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Lane 9 News Archive: USA Swimming Grand Prix, Missouri: Flash! Natalie Coughlin Lowers 100 Back World Record
Three world records in swimming in recent days.