Swim records tumble at Tokyo


AUSTRALIA'S dominance of the new 4x50m mixed medley relay format has continued with Robert Hurley, Christian Sprenger, Alicia Coutts and Cate Campbell breaking their own world record at a FINA World Cup meet in Tokyo.

The quartet hit the wall in a time of 1:37.84 to dip under the time of 1:38.02 they set in Singapore last week.

Coutts (pictured) also set new Australian and Commonwealth records in the 100m butterfly, winning gold in 55.30secs, and the 200m individual medley, taking silver in 2:05.63, a little more than a second behind Hungary's Katinka Hosszu.

Campbell also set a new national record of 23.47secs in winning the 50m freestyle.

After edging out Hurley to win the 400m freestyle, Thomas Fraser-Holmes set a new Australian and Commonwealth record in the 400m IM, finishing second to South Africa's Chad Le Clos.

On a record-breaking night, Hurley also set a new national and Commonwealth record in the 50m backstroke, his silver medal-winning time of 49.92secs.

Topics:  tokyo

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Be the first to see controversial animated children's film

FURRY FRIENDS: Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki), Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Benjamin, Bea (Rose Byrne), Peter Rabbit (James Corden) and Cottontail (Daisy Ridley) in Columbia Pictures' PETER RABBIT.

Advanced screening of Peter Rabbit in Lismore this weekend

Rosanna has designs on female taboo

Artist Rosanna Pimm uses 3500 porcelain tampons to created her large scale performance installation  Riots of Passage in The Quad  as part of The Lismore Women's Festival on International Women's Day. Laying down and de-constructing the mandala structure symbolises the impermanence of the menstrual cycle and an end to female inequality in the world.

Rosanna has designs on female taboo

Another win for city's calender

NO PROBLEM: Eat The Street.

Another win for city's calender

Local Partners