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Top Ten 100m Swims -- July 29, 1999

By Josh Jeffrey

With his European Championship record of 48.47, Holland's Pieter van den Hoogenband became the third fastest 100m swimmer in history with the third fastest 100m swim.

Top 10 Swimmers
1. 48.21 Alexander Popov, RUS June 1994
2. 48.42 Matt Biondi, USA August 1988
3. 48.47 Pieter van den Hoogenband, HOL July 1999
4. 48.69 Fernando Scherer, BRA July 1998
5. 48.81 Gary Hall, Jr., USA July 1996
6. 49.02 Gustavo Borges, BRA July 1996
7. 49.08 Chris Jacobs, USA September 1988
8. 49.15 Michael Klim, AUS August 1997
9. 49.18 Stephan Caron, FRA 1991
10. 49.24 Giorgio Lamberti, ITA August 1989

Top 10 Performances
1. 48.21 Alexander Popov, RUS June 1994
2. 48.42 Matt Biondi, USA August 1988
3. 48.47 Pieter van den Hoogenband, HOL July 1999
4. 48.63 Matt Biondi, USA September 1988
5. 48.69 Fernando Scherer, BRA July 1998
6. 48.74 Matt Biondi, USA July 1986
48.74 Alexander Popov, RUS July 1996
48.74 Alexander Popov, RUS July 1996
48.74 Alexander Popov, RUS January 1998
48.74 Pieter van den Hoogenband, HOL July 1999