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Bernard claims third world record
Alain Bernard
Bernard has been the star of the meet in Eindhoven
French swimmer Alain Bernard broke the 50 metre freestyle world record on Sunday for his third world mark of the European Championships in Eindhoven.

Bernard, 24, swam 21.50 seconds in his semi-final to beat Australian Eamon Sullivan's 21.56 set last month.

He also clocked 47.50 to win the 100m freestyle in Saturday's final, breaking his own mark of 47.60 seconds set in the semi-finals on Friday.

Dutchman Pieter van den Hoogenband set the old mark set at the 2000 Olympics.



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