Leisel Jones sets two new swimming world records at trials

Friday, February 3, 2006

Australian swimmer Leisel Jones has broken two swimming world records this week. Swimming at the Australian trials in Melbourne for the Commonwealth Games, Leisel knocked over one second off her old 200 m breast stroke world record, coming in at 2:20.54.

Two days later she did it again, this time knocking almost half a second off the 100 m breast stroke. Finishing in 1:05.71 she regained the 100 m record from Jessica Hardy, who had beaten Leisel's old record in the semi-finals at last years World Championships in Montreal.

Also at the trials, Libby Lenton set a new 100 m freestyle world record of 53.42 and Jade Edmistone reduced the 50 m breast stroke record to 30.31.