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Dutch swimmer Marleen Veldhuis sets two world records

Posted Apr 20 2009 11:01pm

Marleen Swimming at a meet in Amsterdam, Dutch swimmer Marleen Veldhuis has set two new world records in the 50-meter butterfly and 50-meter freestyle.

She lowered Swede Therese Alshammar' s butterfly to 25.33. Veldhuis was part of the Netherlands Olympic Gold relay team in Beijing.

According to Universal Sports:

"Then, in the evening' s last race, Veldhuis shaved one hundredth of a second off Australian Libby Trickett' s 50-freestyle record, setting a world mark of 23.96.

The two are likely to meet at the World Swimming Championships at Rome in July.

Veldhuis said she swam the two records in two different brands of swimsuit. She used a Jaked suit for the butterfly and the Speedo LZR Racer suit, which has helped swimmers shatter dozens of records in recent months, for the freestyle."

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