Records In Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO - Record swim for Jose Martin Meolans from Argentina in a series of head-to-head short course (25 m) sprints races last Sunday (Sept. 6).

Earlier in Rio at an exhibition 4x50 free relay involving swimmers from three countries they posted the fastest time ever for the non-recognized distance.

Meolans led-off with 22.14, then Gustavo Borges, BRA, split 21.89, Fernando Scherer, BRA, 21.91 and Bill Pilczuk, USA anchored with 21.66. Their total time was 1:47.60, faster than the previous fastest time of 1:27.94 by Sweden in 1992. Relay records can only be recognized when all the member are from the same country.

On Sunday, September 6, in a series of head-to-head races, Meolans swam 21.84 in beating Borges who did a 21.94. In another race, Scherer, with 22.17 beat Pilczuk who swam 22.38. Meolans' time ties for seventh fastest in the all time short course times, and is a record for Argentina.

1	21.50	DESENMAR	Alexander Popov,RUS	SCM94
2	21.52	GELSNMAR	Raimundas Mazuolis,LTU	SCM94
3	21.57	SYDNJAN	Mark Foster,GBR	SCM98
4	21.64	DALLSMAR	Steve Crocker,USA	SCM92
5	21.76	BONNFEB	Nils Rudolph,GER	SCM90
6	21.80	FINADEC	Francisco Sanchez,VEN	SCM96
7	21.84	AVISAPR	Matt Biondi,USA	SCM87
	21.84	RIOSEP6	Jose M. Meolans,ARG	SCM99
9	21.86	SYDNJAN	Lorenzo Vismara,ITA	SCM98
10	21.89	REUNDEC	Dano Halsall,SUI	SCM87