Inky Lowers 100 Fly Mark Again!

By Phillip Whitten

Federal Way, Wash., July 24. HOLLAND's fabulous Flying Dutchwoman, Inge "Inky" De Bruijn, lowered her own world record in the 100 meter butterfly Saturday night with a time of 56.64 seconds. The time sliced five-hundredths of a second off the mark she set May 28 at a Grand Prix meet in Sheffield, England.

Competing at the Region XII Senior Long Course Championships in Federal Way, Washington, July 20-23, the 26-year-old De Bruijn also set U.S. Open marks in the 50 meter freestyle, 24.50 seconds, and 100 meter freestyle, 54.01. Her 100 meter time equals the second fastest 100 meters ever swum by a woman. De Bruijn own the world records in both the 50 and 100 meter freestyle.

In May, when De Bruijn first set the 100 fly record at 56.69 seconds, it hacked an astonishing 1.19 seconds off the record established by jenny Thompson last year–a time that broke the longest-standing record in the sport, Mary T. Meagher's iconic 57.93 from 1981.

Inky's repeated high quality swims in the 100 fly make her the favorite for the gold in Sydney.

In other Region XII highlights, Jamie Reid clocked 2:15.15 for the 200m back and Tara Kirk stopped the clock at 1:10.94 in the 100m breaststroke.

Evolution of the Women's 100m Butterfly World Record

1:16.6 Jutta Langenau, GDR 08-31-1954
1:14.0 Shelley Mann, USA 09-04-54
1:13.8 Mary Kok, NED 04-16-55
1:13.7 Atie Voorij, NED 07-14-55
1:13.2 Atie Voorij, NED 08-28-55
1:13.1 Atie Voorij, NED 09-21-55
1:11.9 Atie Voorij, NED 02-05-56
1:11.8 Shelley Mann, USA 07-07-56
1:10.5 Atie Voorij, NED 11-12-56
1:10.5 Atie Voorij, NED 08-04-57
1:09.6 Nancy Ramey, USA 06-02-58
1:09.1 Nancy Ramey, USA 09-02-59
1:08.9 Janice Andres, AUS 04-02-61
1:08.8 Mary Stewart, CAN 08-12-61
1:08.2 Susan Doerr, USA 08-12-61
1:07.3 Mary Stewart, CAN 07-28-62
1:06.5 Kathy Ellis, USA 08-16-63
1:06.1 Ada Kok, NED 09-01-63
1:05.1 Ada Kok, NED 05-30-64
1:04.7 Sharon Stouder, USA 10-16-64
1:04.5 Ada Kok, NED 08-14-65
1:04.1 Alice Jones, USA 08-20-70
1:03.9 Mayumi Aoki, JPN 07-21-72
1:03.80 Andrea Gyarmati, HUN 08-31-72
1:03.34 Mayumi Aoki, JPN 09-01-72
1:03.05d Kornelia Ender, GDR 04-14-73
1:02.31d Kornelia Ender, GDR 07-14-73
1:02.09d Roemarie Kother, GDR 08-21-74
1:01.99d Rosemarie Kother, GDR 08-22-74
1:01.88d Rosemarie Kother, GDR 09-01-74
1:01.33d Kornelia Ender, GDR 06-09-75
1:01.24d Kornelia Ender, GDR 07-24-75
1:00.13d Kornelia Ender, GDR 06-04-76
1:00.13d Kornelia Ender, GDR 07-22-76
0:59.78d Christiane Knacke, GDR 08-28-77
0:59.46d Andrea Pollack, GDR 07-03-78
0:59.26 Mary T. Meagher, USA 04-11-80
0:57.93 Mary T. Meagher, USA 08-16-81
0:57.88 Jenny Thompson, USA 08-23-99
0:56.69 Inge De Bruijn, NED 05-27-00
0:56.64 Inge De Bruijn, NED 07-22-00

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