World Short Course Championships: Flash! Felicity Galvez Clips World Record in 50 Fly

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MANCHESTER, England, April 11. AUSTRALIA's Felicity Galvez clipped the world record in the women's 50 fly en route to the world title at the FINA World Short Course Championships.

Galvez clocked a time of 25.32 to clear the 25.33 set by Anna-Karin Kammerling of Sweden back in 2005.

"I don't know, it still hasn't kind of set in. I never believed I could get world record, so it's a bit of a shock, I'm just so excited," Galvez told meet organizers. "I was disappointed that I didn't make the 200m fly for the Olympics but I'm just really trying to learn a lot of things from that meet and I'm definitely doing that here. I just want to become a better athlete, so I'm definitely stepping up here and that's what I wanted to get out of this meet."

The Netherlands picked up the next two spots as Hinkelien Schreuder (25.40) and Inge Dekker (25.60) beat Inge De Bruijn's national record of 25.64 set in 2000.

Rachel Komisarz of the U.S. broke Natalie Coughlin's American record of 25.83 from 2001 with a fourth-place 25.70.

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