DEBRECEN, Hungary, December 13. DURING the first finals session at the European Short Course Championships held in Debrecen, Hungary, Poland's Otylia Jedrzejczak set the world record in the women's 200 butterfly.
Jedrzejczak clocked a time of 2:03.53 to erase the 2:04.04 previous set by China's Yu Yang in Berlin on Jan. 18, 2004.
Jedrzejczak used a tremendous back half as she clocked splits of 28.56, 59.51, 1:31.06 on the way to the 2:03.53. Initially, she'd trailed Hungary's Emese Kovacs, who finished second with a time of 2:05.41.