PHOENIX, Arizona, January 4. IN our last poll, we wanted to know which of the three individual male world records that were set in 2012 are most likely to be broken in 2013. By a large margin, voters believe Akihiro Yamaguchi's world record of 2:07.01 in the 200 breast is most vulnerable. Commenters on our website cite Yamaguchi's young age as the reason why he is certain to swim faster. With 32 percent of the vote, Sun Yang's 1500 free world record of 14:31.02 was deemed the second-most likely to fall, and Cameron van der Burgh's 100 breast record of 58.46 was third with 15.74 percent.
Now that we've asked you about the men, it's time to get your thoughts on the women's world records. Four individual world records were broken on the women's side in 2012, and we want to know which of them has the best chance of being erased in 2013. Is it Missy Franklin's 200 backstroke record of 2:04.06, Rebecca Soni's 2:19.59 in the 200 breast, Dana Vollmer's 55.98 in the 100 fly or Ye Shiwen's 4:28.43 in the 400 IM? You can vote on this poll by going to our home page, swimmingworld.com, and making your choice there. We'll bring you the results of this poll in next Friday's show.