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Teen McKeown breaks 100m backstroke world record

June 13, 2021 16:27 IST

Kaylee McKeown in tears after breaking the the world record in the women's 100 metre backstroke final during the Australian National Olympic Swimming Trials at SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide on Sunday

IMAGE: Kaylee McKeown in tears after breaking the the world record in the women's 100 metre backstroke final during the Australian National Olympic Swimming Trials at SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide on Sunday. Photograph: Mark Brake/Getty Images

Nineteen-year-old Kaylee McKeown broke the women’s 100 metre backstroke world record at the Australian Olympic swimming trials with a time of 57.45 seconds in Sunday's final.

 

The previous long course best of 57.57 was set by US swimmer Regan Smith at the 2019 World Championships.

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