Meichtry breaks Swiss swimming record

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Swiss swimmer Dominik Meichtry has finished the world championships with a record Swiss time of 53” 54 in the 100-metre butterfly event.

This content was published on July 29, 2011 minutes and agencies

However, his best time did not allow him to reach the semifinals at the World Championships in Shanghai.

He would have needed to swim a second faster to go further in the competition.

Meichtry, who comes from St Gallen, swam the distance in two hundredths of a second less than he did in the European championships in Budapest a year ago.

Flori Lang from Zurich experienced the same fate after his two events in the 50-metre crawl. His performance of 22” 80 put him in 31st place

To reach the top 16, he would have had to swim a time of 22” 33.

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