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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Sunday, 27 January, 2002, 16:14 GMT
Baker breaks world record
Zoe Baker celebrates her world record in Berlin
Baker has lowered the record three times this month
Britain's Zoe Baker set a new world best in the 50 metre breaststroke as the records continued to tumble at the World Cup short course meeting in Berlin.

Germany's Thomas Rupprath also improved his own mark in the 100 metre butterfly on Sunday to take the number of records set at the event to six in two days.

Baker, from Sheffield, recorded a time of 30.31 seconds in the Europasportpark, which is one of the world's fastest pools.

She beat the world record of 30.43 set by Sweden's Emma Igelstroem just five days ago at the World Cup event in Stockholm.

It is the third time this month Baker has lowered the mark after her record swims in South Africa and Italy.


Rupprath's 50.10 seconds in the butterfly broke his own record of 50.26, set last month in Antwerp.

America's Ed Moses had set his fifth world record in eight days in the 200 metre breaststroke on Saturday, winning his event in two minutes 03.17 seconds.

Oleg Lisogor of the Ukraine, Australia's Geoff Huegill and Slovakian Martina Moravcova also recorded new world bests.

Lisogor powered to 26.20 seconds in the 50 metre breaststroke, Moravcova trimmed the women's 100 metre butterfly mark to 56.55 and Huegill lowered his own 50 metre butterfly record to 22.74.

A total of 22 world records have now been set during the World Cup season.

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