Posts Tagged Record setting events

Spain’s Belmonte wins 1,500 race at Euros

BERLIN (AP) — Mireia Belmonte Garcia claimed gold for Spain with a continental record in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle at the European swimming championship on Saturday.

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Phelps wins gold, Ledecky breaks 400 world record

Michael Phelps of the U.S. swims  in his men's 100m butterfly final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when U.S. teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another world record.

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Adam Peaty breaks 50 breaststroke world record

Britain's Adam Peaty celebrates setting a new world record as he wins the gold medal in the men's 50m breaststroke final at the LEN Swimming European Championships in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

BERLIN (AP) — Adam Peaty of Britain has set a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke, finishing in 26.62 seconds in a semifinal heat at the European Swimming Championship on Friday.

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Griner helps Mercury set WNBA record with 29th win

SEATTLE (AP) — Brittney Griner had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Phoenix Mercury set a WNBA record with their 29th win, beating the Seattle Storm 78-65 in the season finale Sunday night.

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