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English swimmer breaks Games record

31 July 2002

The qualifiers for the women’s 100m backstroke saw Sarah Price of England set a new Commonwealth Games record.

Sarah Price

Sarah Price elated after breaking the Games record

Price said of her new record: “It was great watching it yesterday. I just wanted to get out there and swim today. My main aim was to swim strong, keep relaxed and enjoy it. I felt really strong.”

Australian, Dyana Calub, who also swam a great time said: “I was a bit nervous but felt good in the water. I had a really good 50m split and was feeling comfortable so I backed off in the last 15 metres. I’m not worried about times. I just want to go faster and faster.”

Kiran Khan, who is only one of two women from Pakistan competing in the swimming, said: “It’s great to be here. And it’s good to be able to compete internationally. We have 30 or more very good female swimmers in Pakistan but unfortunately they haven’t qualified this time.”


Sarah Price (ENG) 1:01.16 (CR)
Dyana Calub (AUS) 1:02.06
Kirsty Leigh Coventry (ZIM) 1:02.55
Charlene Lynette Wittstock (RSA) 1:02.73
Hannah McLean (NZL) 1:02.74
Clementine Stoney (AUS) 1:02.78
Katy Sexton (ENG) 1:02.89
Jo Fargus (ENG) 1:02.92
Giaan Rooney (AUS) 1:03.00
Michelle Lischinsky (CAN) 1:03.16
Erin Gammel (CAN) 1:03.27
Melissa Jane Ingram (NZL) 1:03.55
Kelly Stefanyshyn (CAN) 1:04.48
Bethan Francis Coole (WAL) 1:06.59
Natalie Bree (JER) 1:07.92
Antri Hadjiantoniou (CYP) 1:08.25

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