how on earth can someone relatively unknown and without much experience just come along and take half a second off the world record. half a second over 50m? it's completely of kilter with reality, and it shows that unless FINA does something about the swimsuit issue there is no real point in having records at all because by the time they wake up and ban the suit the records will be out of reach
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- Updated: April 6, 2009
The last of South African swimmer Roland Schoeman’s seven swimming world records has been broken in Malaga, Spain.
Competing at the Spanish national championships, Spain’s Rafael Munoz, 21,┬á won the 50-metre butterfly semi-finals in 22.43 seconds.
That improved on the 22.96sec set by Schoeman in July 2005.
Schoeman is still the only other swimmer to have cracked the 23sec barrier.