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Sullivan smashes 50m world record

Posted March 27, 2008 20:00:00
Updated March 27, 2008 20:02:00

Relaxed: Eamon Sullivan. (File photo)

Relaxed: Eamon Sullivan. (File photo) (AFP: Greg Wood)

Eamon Sullivan has broken the men's 50 metre freestyle world record in the semi-finals at the National Swimming Championships in Sydney.

The star sprinter touched the wall in 21.41 seconds.

Sullivan reclaims the record from France's Alain Bernard by nine hundredths of a second.

He has told Channel Nine it was good to know he had already made the team for Beijing, after last night's win in the 100 metres freestyle.

"I came in a bit more relaxed tonight, having got the final out of the way and being on the team," he said.

"[I was] just a bit more relaxed coming into this, felt great in the warm-up and great in the swim."

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