Saturday, 20 October 2007

First World Record in Indian waters!!!

I had expected the Military World Games at Hyderabad to be a fast meet, but the creation of a World Record definitely beat it.

Li Yang of China became the first person to create a World Record in Indian waters when she won the 50m Backstroke event. Her time of 28.09sec was faster than that of American Leila Vaziri’s time of 28.16sec set at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne earlier this year.

The time though would have to be ratified by FINA before it becomes official.

For the moment, Indian’s can take heart with the fact that World Records can be created in Indian waters and it is a matter of time before one is created by an Indian.

1 comment:

Olorin said...

Hello Hakim, Husain here. Read all your blogs. You have a knack for writing and an excellent inside view of Indian swimming. Keep writing!