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Jenny Thompson Breaks World Record

Dec 1, 1997

Jenny Thompson sets new world record in the 50 butterfly with a time of 26.48 at the Canadian 1997 Speedo Open. World record is pending FINA ratification. The record held by Misty Hyman of 26.55 was set at the World Short Course Championships in Goteborg, Sweden in April during the 100 butterfly in which Jenny set the world record of 57.79.

Jenny also managed to win the 100 butterfly with a in the 200 fly ...ead of the second place finisher and she managed to win the 100 (54.83), 200 (1:58.88) freestyle and the 100 I.M with a time of 1:01.36.