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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Records fall at Russian meet

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MOSCOW -- New world records for the women's 50-meter backstroke and women's 50-meter breaststroke were set Tuesday at the Russian summer swimming championships.

Anastasia Zueva of Russia set the 50-meter backstroke by clocking 27.48 seconds during a preliminary heat. The 18-year-old shaved 0.19 seconds off the mark set by Australia's Sophie Edington in March last year in Sydney.

Fellow Russian Yuliya Efimova set a world record of 30.23 seconds in the 50-meter breaststroke during the semifinals. She bettered the mark of 30.45 clocked by Australia's Jade Edmistone at the 2005 world championships in Montreal.

Information from The Associated Press and Reuters was used in this report.