25 Apr 2009

Bernard reclaims world 100 freestyle record

8:38 am on 25 April 2009

The French swimmer Alain Bernard has reclaimed the 100-metre freestyle world record from Australia's Eamon Sullivan.

Bernard has become the first man to smash the symbolic 47-second barrier, clocking 46.94 seconds at the French national championships in Montpellier.

He was also the first man to break the 48-second barrier in 2008, and this is his fourth world record, subject to the International Swimming Federation's approval of Bernard's new Arena swimsuit.