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Coughlin Cracks World Mark in 100m Fly at New York World Cup -- November 22, 2002

EAST MEADOW, N.Y., Nov. 22. Day One of the FINA World Cup in East Meadow, N.Y., saw one World, three American and six U.S. Open records fall on Friday at
the Nassau County Aquatic Center.

Natalie Coughlin, who last summer became the first woman to crack the one-minute barrier in the long course 100 meter backstroke, showcased her versatility by breaking the world record tonight in the short course 100 meter butterfly.

The 20 year-old Coughlin, a student at the University of California, clocked 56.34 seconds to set a new global standard in the 100m fly.

Coughlin earned her record, beating the two previous world record-holders in the event, Slovakia's Martina Moravcova and the USA's Jenny Thompson, who was second tonight in 57.20.

Coughlin had three wins on the night. She set an American record in the 50m backstroke with a time of 27.08 seconds and won the 200m backstroke in 2:05.76, less than two seconds off her own global standard.

"I didn't expect that at all," said Coughlin about her world record swim. "My 100 fly has been feeling a lot better the past month or so. My goal was to come back on the second 50 and work the second half of the race. I just wanted to stick with everyone."

Coughlin faced stiff competition in the 100m fly field, which included Jenny Thompson and Martina Moravcova. Moravcova, of Slovakia, was the former World
and World Cup record-holder; Thompson, the former American and U.S. Open record-holder. Thompson is in her second year of medical school, training in her spare time.

"I knew the race would be between one of us," Coughlin said. "I knew I had to take the race seriously because they did. We all swam great times, especially Jenny. She's just amazing, considering what she's juggling right now."

In the 50m back, Coughlin won the event for the second year in a row. Teammate Haley Cope, who finished second, was the former American-record holder. Cope won the event last week at the World Cup stop in Rio.

Jason Lezak swam his way to the U.S. Open record in the 100m free, grabbing first place in 47.32. Lezak, who won the event at this meet last year, broke Anthony Ervin's U.S. Open record set in 2000.

"I'm excited about getting the U.S. Open record," Lezak said. "I knew after my morning swim that I would have a good swim, but I wasn't sure how fast. I had a feeling I'd need to go in the 47 range. It was a little faster than I expected."

In the 50m free, Thompson broke her own American record with a time of 24.52, good for second place. Alison Sheppard of Great Britain touched just in front of her, breaking Thompson's old U.S. Open record with a time of 24.49. Therese Alshammar of Sweden, the world record-holder, took third.

"I had no expectation of setting any record," Thompson said. "When I heard the announcer say it, I was really surprised. It was a close race. I was just excited to come to a swim meet and race the Europeans. I'm psyched all of the best sprinters in the world were here, especially since I probably won't get to race the Europeans until World Championships."

Two other swimmers set U.S. Open records on the day. James Hickman of Great Britain broke Tom Malchow's U.S. Open record in the 200m fly with a winning time of 1:53.18. In the 800m free, Flavia Rigamonti of Switzerland and SMU won the event in 8:17.28.




FINA WORLD CUP 2002-2003
FINAL RESULTS
2ND MEET
NASSAU, N.Y.
NOVEMBER 22-23, 2002

DAY 1 FINALS: November 22, 2002

MEN


100 METRES FREESTYLE

1 47.32USOR Lezak Jason,75,USA

2 47.55 Neethling Ryk,77,RSA

3 48.37 Kizierowski Bartosz,77,POL

4 48.48 Walker Neil,76,USA

5 48.82 Tucker Scott,75,USA

6 48.84 Pimankov Denis,75,RUS

7 49.40 Castro Rodrigo,78,BRA

8 49.63 Dyson Andrew,82,AUS



400 METRES FREESTYLE

1 3:43.44 vdHoogenband Pieter,78,NED

2 3:44.44 Svoboda Kvetoslav,82,CZE

3 3:46.62 Davis Josh,72,USA

4 3:51.32 Castro Rodrigo,78,BRA

5 3:53.89 Smith Graeme,76,GBR

6 3:55.37 Moreau Lionel,74,FRA

7 3:55.80 Lucas Adam,83,AUS

8 3:59.00 Vitazka Jan,76,CZE



100 METRES BACKSTROKE

1 52.79 Walker Neil,76,USA

2 53.76 Gilliam Michael,79,USA

3 54.06 Kroll Robert,79,GER

4 54.31 Burns Andrew,82,AUS

5 54.85 Ohlin Mattias,78,SWE

6 54.97 Zwering Klaas,81,NED

7 55.76 Dufour Simon,79,FRA

8 55.79 Keizer Joris,79,NED



50 METRES BREASTSTROKE

1 27.19 Lisogor Oleg,79,UKR

2 27.87 Stewart Christoph,78,RSA

3 27.92 Sloudnov Roman,80,RUS

4 27.98 Rickard Brenton,84,AUS

5 27.99 Denniston David,78,USA

6 28.21 McDonnell Jeremy,80,USA

7 28.26 Gibson James,79,GBR

8 28.40 Gangloff Mark,81,USA



200 METRES BREASTSTROKE

1 2:11.84 Denniston David,78,USA

2 2:12.88 Rickard Brenton,84,AUS

3 2:12.94 Podoprigora Max,78,AUT

4 2:13.62 Wilkens Tom,75,USA

5 2:14.62 Sloudnov Roman,80,RUS

6 2:15.04 Polyakov Vladislav,83,RUS

7 2:17.88 Gibson James,79,GBR

8 2:19.99 Imai Ryosuke,78,JPN



50 METRES BUTTERFLY

1 23.38 Rupprath Thomas,77,GER

2 23.72 Foster Mark,70,GBR

3 23.86 Michaelson Benjamin,82,USA

4 23.89 Keizer Joris,79,NED

5 23.96 Gaspar Zsolt,77,HUN

6 23.96 Milosevic Milos,72,CRO

7 24.26 Marchenko Igor,75,RUS

8 24.34 Cohen Jason,82,AUS



200 METRES BUTTERFLY

1 1:53.18USOR Hickman James,76,GBR

2 1:53.47 Rupprath Thomas,77,GER

3 1:54.18 Phelps Michael,85,USA

4 1:56.08 Wu Peng,87,CHN

5 1:56.26 Sylantyev Denis,76,UKR

6 1:56.45 Gherghel Ioan,78,ROM

7 2:00.18 Kerekjarto Tamas,79,HUN

8 2:00.83 Marchenko Igor,75,RUS



100 METRES IND.MEDLEY

1 54.68 Lisogor Oleg,79,UKR

2 54.99 Phelps Michael,85,USA

3 55.59 Kizierowski Bartosz,77,POL

4 55.72 Karnaugh Ron,66,USA

5 55.82 Anderson Ashley,84,AUS

6 56.15 Jin Hao,79,CHN

7 56.33 Tucker Scott,75,USA

8 56.81 Jacobsson Mikael,79,SWE



400 METRES IND.MEDLEY

1 4:10.03 Kerekjarto Tamas,79,HUN

2 4:16.88 Wilkens Tom,75,USA

3 4:17.92 Lucas Adam,83,AUS

4 4:20.04 Vitazka Jan,76,CZE

5 4:21.16 Jacobsson Mikael,79,SWE

6 4:31.11 Knowles Jeremy,81,BAH

7 4:46.08 Romero Bernardo,83,ECU



WOMEN



50 METRES FREESTYLE

1 24.49 Sheppard Alison,72,GBR

2 24.52AR Thompson Jenny,73,USA

3 24.82 Alshammar Therese,77,SWE

4 24.92 Lanne Colleen,79,USA

5 25.02 Kammerling Anna-Karin,80,SWE

6 25.06 Moravcova Martina,76,SVK

7 25.11 Stone Tammie,76,USA

8 25.35 Shealy Courtney,77,USA



200 METRES FREESTYLE

1 1:57.11 Moravcova Martina,76,SVK

2 1:57.19 Benko Lindsay,76,USA

3 1:57.52 Lillhage Josefine,80,SWE

4 1:58.10 Lanne Colleen,79,USA

5 1:58.17 Komisarz Rachel,77,USA

6 1:59.15 Lee Georgina,81,GBR

7 1:59.36 Marshall Melanie,82,GBR

8 2:00.53 Wanberg Lotta,79,SWE



800 METRES FREESTYLE

1 8:17.28USOR Rigamonti Flavia,81,SUI

2 8:30.45 Chen Hua,82,CHN

3 8:31.38 Cartiaux Celine,79,FRA

4 8:33.53 Komisarz Rachel,77,USA

5 8:37.99 Ziegler Kate,88,USA

6 8:49.46 Chandler Ashley,84,USA

7 8:57.01 Duguet Paola,88,USA

8 8:57.77 Forinash Debbie,82,USA



50 METRES BACKSTROKE

1 27.08AR Coughlin Natalie,82,USA

2 27.38 Cope Haley,79,USA

3 28.31 Zhivanevskaya Nina,77,ESP

4 28.78 Shealy Courtney,77,USA

5 28.84 Chen Xiujun,86,CHN

6 29.18 Hanson Pamela,79,USA

7 29.34 Woessner Susan,80,USA

8 29.82 Putra Alexandra,86,FRA



200 METRES BACKSTROKE

1 2:05.76 Coughlin Natalie,82,USA

2 2:09.73 Hanson Pamela,79,USA

3 2:12.47 Rund Cathleen,77,GER

4 2:13.14 Henriques Alice,81,USA

5 2:14.74 Miciul Aleksandra,82,POL

6 2:15.22 Silver Helen,84,USA

7 2:16.42 Putra Alexandra,86,FRA

8 2:16.77 Woessner Susan,80,USA



100 METRES BREASTSTROKE

1 1:06.00 Igelstrom Emma,80,SWE

2 1:07.04 Tanaka Masami,79,JPN

3 1:07.06 Beard Amanda,81,USA

4 1:07.28 Hanson Brooke,78,AUS

5 1:08.12 Jukic Mirna,86,AUT

6 1:08.34 Poleska Anne,80,GER

7 1:10.32 Pomeroy Julia,80,CAN

8 1:10.46 Clark Corrie,81,USA



100 METRES BUTTERFLY

1 56.34WR Coughlin Natalie,82,USA

2 57.20 Thompson Jenny,73,USA

3 58.26 Kammerling Anna-K,80,SWE

4 58.75 Moravcova Martina,76,SVK

5 59.57 Komisarz Rachel,77,USA

6 59.87 Lee Georgina,81,GBR

7 1:00.17 Zhou Yafei,84,CHN

8 1:00.96 Goodwin Bethany,80,USA



200 METRES IND.MEDLEY

1 2:10.83 Kejzar Alenka,79,SLO

2 2:11.38 Rose Gabrielle,77,USA

3 2:13.41 Beard Amanda,81,USA

4 2:14.57 Tanaka Masami,79,JPN

5 2:15.26 Hanson Brooke,78,AUS

6 2:16.24 Nordenstam Sara,83,SWE

7 2:17.27 Clark Corrie,81,USA

8 2:17.30 Cassidy Andrea,82,USA