29th March 2008 - 09:01 PM
Eamon Sullivan last night reset his own one-day old world mark in the men's 50 metres freestyle, and he did it convincingly during the event's final at the Olympic selection trials in Sydney.
He sliced 0.13 seconds off the record.
Between Sullivan and Frenchman Alain Bernard the world record in the 50m freestyle has now changed hands four times in eight days.
Seven world records have now been broken at the Olympic selection trials in Sydney.
Add to that the other clutch of world records that have been broken since the new seamless body suits were released and this Olympic year is looking very fast for swimming.
Champion breaststroker Brenton Rickard says the suits can not take the credit for the fast times.
"You can't just throw a suit on any person on the street and expect them to go 21.28 like someone did tonight. You'd be absolutely kidding yourself," he said.
Rickard, who says he has been having the swimming meet of his career, set a new Commonwealth record last night to win the 50 metres breaststroke final in 27.30 seconds.
Meagen Nay also set a new Commonwealth record in the 200 metres backstroke, while Cate Campbell scored one in the semi-finals of the 50 metres freestyle.
Kylie Palmer came close to a record taking out the final of the 800 metres, but her qualification for the Beijing games means her father has a big job ahead of him.
I feel the earth moving under my feet, and gravity ain't got the hold on me that it once did !!!
World records are "periodically" broken... much like sun spots !!! they build up until all are broken then there is a lull period....
ever wondered why Olympic games are held once every 4 years... maybe 6 years is a better time period, when an untrained "man outa Africa" can come and cream the best....
Makes for some sorta entertainment, but all is not as it seems.