Lenton Takes Step to Have World Record Recognized

MELBOURNE, Australia, May 13. HIRING lawyer Tony O'Reilly, Libby Lenton is hoping to have the 52.99 effort she produced in the 100 freestyle during the Duel in the Pool recognized as a world record. Of course, FINA recently announced it would not ratify the mark because it was registered in a mixed relay while swimming against Michael Phelps.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, Lenton is trying to have FINA's decision overturned. The time Lenton recorded broke the world record of 53.30, held by Germany's Britta Steffen. For now, though, it is not officially on the books and, unless a lawsuit proves successful, it will remain unrecognized – at least on an official basis.