View Full Version : The WR's that didn't get broken in Rome...

August 3rd, 2009, 02:19 AM
The 2009 World Champs in Rome will surely go down in history as the meet in which the most world records fell. By the third day I had already lost count of how many were broken. In the end it made more sense to count the ones that hadn't been broken.

On the men's side, only six out of a total of 20 WR's remained untouched: 50m Free, 1500 Free, 100m Back, 50m Fly, 400 IM and the 4 x 100 Free relay

The women were even more remarkable. They left only 3 records standing: 800m Free, 1500m Free and the 400 IM

Put another way, 31 of a total of 40 records were broken. That's almost an 80% success rate. Truly extraordinary. Perhaps it was all a case of: "When in Rome..."

Allen Stark
August 3rd, 2009, 09:22 AM
When in Rome,wear a rubber suit.

August 3rd, 2009, 09:29 AM
When in Rome,wear a rubber suit.

Except for the ones I can think of that were done in the hopelessly outmoded LZR suit from a long-gone age. Those brave swims should be given two asterisks to note that the users held off the nasty Barbarians swimming in their alien, new-fangled technoboosters. Shame on those nasty swimmers trying to undo all the work put in by honest and simple swimmers, without doing any particular training themselves.

August 3rd, 2009, 09:32 AM
Just shows how truly impressive Grant Hackett's mile record is... The only one not set (I think) within the past year or two?

August 3rd, 2009, 09:59 AM
I'm surprised the men's 1500 record wasn't broken. Good to see Grant's name still in the books.

August 3rd, 2009, 10:39 AM
Ziegler's was pre-LZR- Full leg suit with an open back.

August 3rd, 2009, 11:28 AM
Ziegler's was pre-LZR- Full leg suit with an open back.

And mid-season.

August 4th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Where was FINA when these can on the swim market ? They should have stopped them back then, NOT after 41 WR are set !!!