15 Mar 2009

Pierse sets new 200m breaststroke world record

4:39 pm on 15 March 2009

Annamay Pierse has broken the women's 200m breaststroke short course world record at the 2009 Canadian spring nationals meeting.

The Beijing Olympic finalist clocked a time of 2min 17.50sec to eclipse the previous short course mark of 2:17.75, set by Australian Leisel Jones in 2003, in Melbourne.