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Australian swimmer Kylie McCune on Sunday almost broke the world record for the 50m race in the afternoon, after registering Saturday the second fastest time in the history of the 100m race in the afternoon, to impose herself as the most prominent names in the swimming world before the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 next summer and postponed from last year due to Corona Virus.
McCune, 19, broke the Australian record in the 50m in the afternoon, clocking 27.16 seconds on Sunday at the Sydney Open, 18 percent of a second behind the world record of Chinese swimmer Liu Shang (26.98 seconds), which she scored in a tournament. Asian Games in 2018.
McCune’s trainer, Chris Mooney, commented on his swimmer’s performance, saying, “Kylie uses her body and soul and traverses pain barriers unlike anyone else I’ve seen in my life.”
And swimming, which became a strong candidate for shine in the Tokyo Basins next summer, recorded the second best world record in the 100m at noon on Saturday, six percent of a second behind the world record.
McCune scored 57.63 seconds, narrowly behind the world record of her US rival, Reagan Smith.
On Friday, the Australian achieved the fourth best record in the history of the 200m race, noting that Smith also has the world record since the 2019 World Championships.
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