Bernard World Record Must Not Be Approved By FINA

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 24. ACCORDING to Craig Lord with SwimNews.com, a spokesman for FINA confirmed that, "FINA will publish a list of all approved suits sometime in May" and acknowledged that, "Alain Bernard (FRA) raced to a world record of 46.96 in the 100m freestyle at French nationals in an Arena suit, the X-Glide, that has not yet been approved for use in competition."

FINA rules that govern suits clearly state that a suit must be approved by FINA for a world record to stand.

Lord goes on to report that the "independent testing process currently being carried out in a laboratory at Lausanne University in Switzerland is in the midst of compiling a list of ticks and possibly crosses. That work will translate to a list of approved suits ‘within a couple of weeks, probably'".

Craig Lord continues to monitor every move that surrounds the swimsuit controversy. To read his recent report Click Here

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