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Swimming-American Hardy sets 100m breaststroke world record

Updated: 2006-09-20 12:24

MONTREAL, July 25 - Jessica Hardy of the United States set a world record of one minute 06.20 seconds in the semi-finals of the women's 100 metres breaststroke at the world championships on Monday.

Hardy clipped 0.17 seconds off the previous mark of 1:06.37 set by Australia's Leisel Jones at the 2003 world championships in Barcelona.