Eindhoven Cup: Flash Randall Bal Downs 50 Back World Record

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, December 5. WHILE most of his countrymen are battling it out in short course yard competition across the United States, Randall Bal is enjoying his time at the Eindhoven Cup in The Netherlands. He's enjoyed it so much, he just broke the 50 back world record in long course swimming.

Bal clocked a time of 24.33 to crush the world record of 24.47 set by Liam Tancock in April at the British Championships.

Nick Driebergen finished second in 25.85, while Guy Barnea took third in 26.41.

Notably, the swim also broke the American record of 24.71 set by Ben Hesen during a time trial at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials held in Omaha.

Finale A
1. Randall Bal Coral Springs Swimclub 80RaBa 25.31 24.33 +0,66 A+ 1103
WR
2. Nick Driebergen E.ON-NZA 8700793 26.54 25.85 +0,65 A+ 920
3. Guy Barnea ISRAEL 870005 27.33 26.41 +0,61 A+ 863
4. Bastiaan Lijesen Eiffel Swimmers PSV 9001819 26.22 26.72 +0,64 A+ 833
5. Robert Yallop AZ&PC 8903679 27.39 27.19 +0,71 A 790
6. Joey de Ruiter Eiffel Swimmers PSV 9101971 27.24 27.22 +0,67 A+ 788
7. Michael Jornitz Thuringer SV 90MiJo 27.65 28.07 +0,65 C 718
8. Jurjen Willemsen Eiffel Swimmers PSV 9003315 27.53 28.15 +0,72 C 712

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