Crocker sets world record

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Ian Crocker set a world record and defeated fellow American Michael Phelps in the 100-metres butterfly at the World Swimming Championships.

Crocker sets world record

Barcelona:

Ian Crocker set a world record and defeated fellow American and heavy favourite Michael Phelps in the 100-metres butterfly at the World Swimming Championships. Crocker's time of 50.98 seconds eclipsed the previous world record that Phelps set in Friday's semi-finals (51.47). Phelps, 18, was attempting to break his fifth world record at the championships and join Australia's Ian Thorpe as the only man to win three individual gold medals at the same world championships. Phelps has two individual gold medals and will swim for a third on Sunday in the 400 individual medley, where he holds the world mark. Russian Alexander Popov, double world champion nine years ago, repeated the feat by winning the 50 metres freestyle. Popov, 31, swung through the one-length race in 21.92 seconds, breaking his own championship record. Germany's Hannah Stockbauer proved herself to be the best women's long-distance freestyle swimmer in the world when she won a thrilling race for the 800 metres title. Dutchwoman Inge de Bruijn retained her 50 metres butterfly title in a time of 25.84 seconds. Meanwhile, Jenny Thompson won a record 14th world championship medal when she helped the United States take silver behind China in the women's 4x100 metres medley relay. (With AP inputs)

Topics : Swimming
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