Penny Heyns World Record Ratified by FINA

Fina has ratified the 50 breaststroke World Record time of 30.95 that Penny Heyns of South Africa performed on the start leg of a 100m breaststroke race at the Goodwill Games which took place in New York in early August.

This becomes the first official 50 meter long course World Record to be set in any of the 4 stroke disciplines.