Andrea Berrino Re-Breaks Her Argentine National Record In 50 Back

XLIII CAMPEONATO SUDAMERICANO DE NATACIÓN

This weekend, Andrea Berrino swam a new Argentine record in the 50 back on day four of South American Championships, winning the event in 28.11 and taking down the old record by nearly a second.

She set the previous record, a 28.98, at last year’s Maria Lenk Trophy, where she took second behind Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros.

This time, she came out ahead of Medeiros, who finished second in 28.17.

Berrino’s swim from today ranks 11th in the world, tying with Japan’s Emi Moronuki. Currently, Russia’s Svetlana Chimrova holds the fastest time in the world this season, a 26.23.

2015-2016 LCM Women 50 BACK

2Melanie
HENIQUE
FRA26.3510/07
3Aliaksandra
HERASIMENIA
BLR27.4004/26
4Emily
SEEBOHM
AUS27.4910/28
5Minna
ATHERTON
AUS27.49*WJR02/07
6Yuanhui
FU
CHN27.5509/29
7Francesca
HALSALL
GBR27.5705/21
8Kylie
MASSE
CAN27.6706/24
9Georgia
DAVIES
GBR27.6907/02
9Anastasia
FESIKOVA
RUS27.6906/05
11Mie
NIELSEN
DEN27.7305/20
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Earlier this weekend, Berrino took second in the 100 back with another national record, a 1:00.38. The 22-year-old came close to taking her national record in the 200 as well, swimming 2:13.47.  Both swims in the two Olympic backstroke events hit the FINA ‘B’ standards (1:02.36 and 1:00.25), but neither time came in under the FINA ‘A’ standards (1:00.25 and 2:10.60).

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Deraj

Pretty sure Chimrova and Henique didn’t go 26 in the 50 back (those would be world records)… Those are 50 fly times.

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