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Popov Sets 50 Free World Record

Jun 16, 2000

We just received word that Alexander Popov broke the World Record in the 50m freestyle in a time trial at the Russian Swimming Championships. Popov had the special heat just prior to the beginning of the evening session at the Moscow Olympic pool. His time of 21.64 betters the world record time of 21.81 set by Tom Jager USA, in 1990. Alex is also the holder of the 100m world record time of 48.21.

Alex's next big competition is the European Championships which take place in Helsinki from June 28 to July 9. Swimnews.com is the Official website for the European Championships and will be providing day by day coverage of events.

Day 2 results from the Russian Championships are now online in our meets section.