SINGAPORE - Olympic champion Chad le Clos world-record performance in the men's 200 metres butterfly highlighted the first day of the FINA World Cup meeting in Singapore, November 5-6.
Yesterday the 21-year-old South African produced a time of 1:48.56 to surpass his own world best.
World record evolution (Time, Name/Nationality, Place, Date):
1:48.56 Chad le Clos RSA Singapore 05.11.13
1:49.04 Chad le Clos RSA Eindhoven 07.08.13
1:49.11 Kaio Almeida BRA Stockholm 10.11.09
1:50.53 Nikolay Skvortsov RUS St. Petersburg 08.02.09
1:50.60 Nikolay Skvortsov RUS Rijeka 13.12.08
1:50.73 Franck Esposito FRA Antibes 08.12.02
1:51.21 Thomas Rupprath GER Rostock 01.12.01
1:51.58 Franck Esposito FRA Antibes 14.01.01
1:51.76 James Hickman GBR Paris 28.03.98
1:52.64 Denis Pankratov Gelsenkirchen 02.02.97
Australia twice broke the world record in the mixed 4x50 medley relay Tuesday.
The Aussi quartet of Robert Hurley, Christian Sprenger, Alicia Coutts and Cate Campbell won the final in 1:38.02. In the heats, they swam 1:39.08, shaving .46 seconds off the record set by France team in Doha on October.