ANGERS - Camille Muffat of France broke the women's 800 metres freestyle world record in the heats at the short-course national championships on Thursday.
The 23-year-old from Nice, clocked 8:01.06 to beat the 8:04.53 set by Italy's Filippi at SC Europeans in 2008.
World record evolution (Time, Name/Nationality, Place, Date):
8:01.06 Camille Muffat FRA Angers 16.11.12
8:04.53 Alessia Filippi ITA Rijeka 12.12.08
8:08.00 Kate Ziegler USA Essen 14.10.07
8:09.68 Kate Ziegler USA Essen 12.10.07
8:11.25 Laure Manaudou FRA Trieste 09.12.05
8:14.35 Sachiko Yamada JPN Tokyo 04.02.02
8:15.15 Chen Hua CHN Shanghai 03.12.91