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Welsh smashes 100m backstroke record

31/08/2007 06:04:03 AM Comments (0)

Triple Olympic medallist Matt Welsh smashed his own Commonwealth record in the 100m backstroke at the Australian Short Course Swimming Championships.

Almost a decade after claiming his first short course title, the 30-year-old easily won the race in 50.71 seconds for his ninth consecutive 100m backstroke title, and 53rd national crown.

Olympic hopeful, 17-year-old Kylie Palmer, also crushed a Commonwealth record in the 800m freestyle and was just three seconds short of the world record.

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