Australian swimmer breaks 100-meter backstroke world record

Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 10:27 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - Kaylee McKeown has broken the 100-meter backstroke world record on the second night of the Australian Olympic swim trials.

The 19-year-old McKeown finished in 57.45 seconds at the South Australian Aquatic Centre. McKeown’s time improved the previous world mark of 57.57 set by American Regan Smith in 2019.

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