The American swimmer Kathleen Baker has Saturday the world record in the 100 backstroke improved. Baker swam at the U.s. championships in Irvine for a time of 58.00. The previous world record stood in the name of the Canadian Kylie Masse (58.10), swum at the world championships in Budapest in July last year.
Baker swam in her own world record during the 200m backstroke, which she ex aequo won by Regan Smith. She put her first 50 meters in 27.90, after which they are halfway 58.00 klokte. They could just not under the magical border of the 58 seconds diving.
The world record of Baker is the first in the American championships, a qualifier for the Pan-Pacifidsche championships in August in Tokyo.