New national record in 200m butterfly

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Richa Mishra broke a long- standing national record in women's 200m butterfly event at the World Swimming Championship in Barcelona today.

New Delhi:

Richa Mishra broke a long- standing national record in women's 200m butterfly event at the World Swimming Championship in Barcelona today. But the gulf between India's best and the top performers lay exposed once again. Mishra bettered Bula Choudhary's 17-year-old record by 0.02 seconds, timing 2 minutes 19.58 seconds in the qualifiers. However, the timing could only ensure a 34th place finish for Richa among 40 competitors. She missed the Olympic qualifying mark by almost two seconds. (PTI)

Topics : Swimming
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