7 Nov 2009

Guehrer breaks 50m backstroke record

3:51 pm on 7 November 2009

Australia's Marieke Guehrer continued her outstanding 2009 form setting a new world record for the 50m backstroke at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Moscow, with a time of 26.17 seconds.

In bettering the previous time (26.23) set by Croatia's Sanja Jovanovic in December 2008, the 23-year-old, held off strong competition from Brazilian Fabiola Molina and Hinkelien Schreuder from the Netherlands.