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Sandra Volker Sets World Record in 50m Back

Jun 16, 1999

Sandra Volker has set a World Record time of 28.78 in the 1/4 finals of the womens backstroke at the Mare Nostrum 3 meet in Monte Carlo.

Some other fast times include Lenny Krayzelburg's 25.79 in the 50 back semi final. He won the event with a 25.93 beating teammate Brad Bridgewater who finsihed second with a time of 26.69.

Alex Popov won the 100 metres freestyle in 49.26. This time would give him the fastest 100 free time in the world so far this year. Micheal Klim of Australia won the 50 fly with a time of 23.90 giving him the fastest time of the year. He also won the 100 fly beating Britain's James Hickman with a time of 53.08. That time will tie him for first place in the current world rankings with Franck Esposito of France.

Marcel Wouda of the Netherlands won the 200 im with a time of 2:02.03. Curtis Myden of Canada was second with a time of 2:04.92. Italian swimmer Domenico Fioravanti won all three breaststroke events

In the womens events Jenny Thompson won the 50 and 100 freestyle events. She also won the 50 fly and 100 fly. Her time of 27.12 in the 50 fly gives her the fastest time of the year in the world rankings.

Joanne Malar won the 200 IM in a time of 2:15.92 while Lori Munz of Australia was second with a time of 2:18.57.

Results from the Mare Nostrum 2 meet in Canet and Mare Nostrum 3 meet in Monte Carlo are now available online in our meet results section.