Flash! Stefan Nystrand Claims Second World Record in as Many Days

BERLIN, Germany, November 18. WITH Thiago Pereira's world record in the 200 SCM IM just a few minutes old at the Berlin stop of the FINA World Cup circuit, Sweden's Stefan Nystrand completed a clean race in the men's 50 free to set a record he previously thought he already owned after an earlier stop in the series.

Earlier in the World Cup, Nystrand touched well ahead of the world record of 20.98 set by Roland Schoeman of South Africa. Nystrand, however, was disqualified due to a problem with his start.

After taking down the 100 free world record yesterday, Nystrand did not mess around in the splash-and-dash as he nipped Schoeman's standard with a 20.93.

Schoeman, meanwhile, picked up silver in 21.39, while Australia's Eamon Sullivan took bronze in 21.48.

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