Sludnov Sets new 100m Breaststroke World Record

Published June 15th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Russian swimmer Roman Sludnov smashed on Thursday the world 100m breaststroke record when he posted a new time of 1min 00.36sec at the Russian swimming championships held in Moscow. 

Fred Deburghgraeve of Belgium established the previous 100m breaststroke mark 1:00.60 at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. 

Sludnov also established 100m and 200m breaststroke records in the 25-metres course earlier this year in Athens, Greece – (AFP) 

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