RIJEKA, Croatia, December 14. THE swimming world witnessed the 105th world record of the year as Russia's Stanislav Donets blasted the men's 100 back standard at the European Short Course Championships.
Donets clocked a blazing time of 49.32 to crush Peter Marshall's month-old global record of 49.63 set at the Berlin stop of the World Cup circuit.
Spain's Aschwin Wildeboer Faber (49.61) dipped under the previous record for second, while Germany's Helge Meeuw took third in 50.89.
Here are the comparative splits:
Donets: 23.71, 49.32 (25.61)
Wildeboer Faber: 23.66, 49.61 (25.95)
Marshall: 23.85, 49.63 (25.78)