Can't find what you're looking for? Try Google Search.

Libby Trickett breaks women's world 50 freestyle mark

Libby Trickett broke the world record in the women's 50-meter freestyle at the Australian swim championships and Olympic trials Saturday.

Trickett, formerly Libby Lenton and competing under her married name for the first time at this event, finished in a time of 23.97 seconds to lower Marleen Veldhuis's 50 mark of 24.09 by .12 seconds.

Dutch swimmer Veldhuis set the mark last Monday at the European championships.

Trickett now has both the 50 and 100-meter freestyle world records after setting a new mark in the 100 on Thursday when she beat the 53.30 mark set by Germany's Britta Steffen in Budapest, Hungary, on Aug. 2, 2006.

Trickett's 50 record was the eighth world record set at the Australian titles at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, site of the 2000 Olympics swimming.

On Saturday, Trickett lowered her own personal best time by over half a second in the 50.

"I never really thought I could go this quick before,'' said Trickett. "I have not been able to put together a good 50 meters before. But after the 100 I was just so excited for this race.'

No comments: