Lausanne (SUI), October 29, 2007 – Natalie Coughlin (USA) was the swimmer in evidence in the second meet of the 2007 FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup, held on October 27-28 in Singapore (SIN), by establishing a new World Record in the women’s 100m backstroke. The American star clocked 56.51, bettering the time (56.71) she had obtained in November 2002 in New York. With this result, Coughlin reinforced her lead of the women’s overall ranking of this World Cup (70 points).
With three victories in Singapore (also in the 100m butterfly and 100m individual medley), Coughlin was followed by Therese Alshammar (SWE), with three wins in the women’s field as well: 50m and 100m free, and 50m butterfly. Alshammar is behind the American in the ranking of the World Cup, with 40 points.
The meet schedule is as follows:
• October 19-20 in Durban (RSA)
• October 27-28 in Singapore (SIN)
• November 2-3 in Sydney (AUS)
• November 9-10 in Moscow (RUS)
• November 13-14 in Stockholm (SWE)
• November 17-18 in Berlin (GER)
• November 23-25 in Belo Horizonte (BRA).