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Three world records tumble in Hobart

THREE world records fell in less than two hours at the Australian short-course (25-metre pool) championships in Hobart yesterday.

Libby Trickett broke her own world record for women's 100 meters freestyle then Christian Sprenger broke the men's 200 breaststroke record and Brisbane teenager Emily Seebohm rounded off the night in the women's 100 individual medley. Trickett stopped the clock at 51.01 seconds to slash 0.69 off the previous short-course mark she set at Melbourne in 2005. Sprenger's time of two minutes 01.98 seconds wiped 0.94 off the previous mark set by American Ed Moses at Berlin in 2004. Seebohm, 17, set her world record in 58.54, hacking 0.26 off the previous mark of 58.80 set by American Natalie Coughlin.


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