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Where Dubai 2010 Beat The S/C Clock

Dec 20, 2010  - Craig Lord

The world titles in Dubai are done and standards have been rewritten. For the first time in swimming history no world records fell in the premier pool, these days 50m long-course, in a single calendar year in 2010. The use of non-textile suits in 2008 and 2009 made an impact on short-course swimming but the last time the world gathered for genuine global battle was Manchester 2008, when the Speedo LZR Racer had just been born and long before the full 100% suits reared their heads. All such suits were banned on January 1, 2010. While efforts in Dubai flooded the all-time rankings for times clocked by swimmers in textile suits, showing genuine progress in the sport and in short-course swimming, the all-time rankings noted below for all medal winners in Dubai show just how significant the impact of suits now banned was and just how appropriate it was to confine such apparel to the mistakes of history. 

In Dubai at the world short-course championships on December 15-19, four world records fell and the all-time textile-suit ranks were put to the test. Here's how five days of fast racing impacted the all-time top 5:

All-time textile rankings top 5 - (in brackets, the world record, any suit, and the all-time performances rankings, any suit, of the winning time and efforts that took silver and bronze in Dubai)

Men

Freestyle

50m - 20.30 - 3, 33, 45

  • 20.51 Cielo Dubai 2010
  • 20.81 Bousquet Dubai 2010
  • 20.88 Schneider Dubai 2010
  • 20.93 Nystrand 2007
  • 20.97 S Deibler Dubai 2010

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100m - 44.94 - 15, 33, 71

  • 45.74 Cielo Dubai 2010
  • 45.83 Nystrand 2007
  • 45.97 Gilot Dubai 2010
  • 46.25 Crocker 2004
  • 46.25 Schoeman 2005

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200m - 1:39.37 - 9, 19, 30

  • 1:40.83 Biedermann 2008
  • 1:41.08 Lochte Dubai 2010 
  • 1:41.10 Thorpe 2000
  • 1:41.70 Izotov Dubai 2010
  • 1:41.89 vdHoogenband 2004

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400m - 3:32.77 - 23, 32, 36

  • 3:34.58 Hackett 2003
  • 3:34.63 Thorpe 2003
  • 3:36.68 Park 2007
  • 3:37.06 Biedermann Dubai 2010
  • 3:37.35 Prilukov 2008

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1,500m - 14:10.10 - 10, 23, 30

  • 14:10.10 Hackett 2001
  • 14:16.13 Prilukov 2006
  • 14:21.24 Colbertaldo 2008
  • 14:24.10 Mellouli Dubai 2010
  • 14:24.54 Sawrymowicz 2007
  • (14:26.52 Perkins 1994)

Race report and stats - final

Race report and stats - high noon victory

Backstroke

50m - 22.61 - 16, 42, 43 

  • 22.74 Donets 2010
  • 23.13 Sun Xiaolei Dubai 2010
  • 23.13 Wildeboer Dubai 2010
  • 23.16 Lacourt Dubai 2010
  • 23.23 Rupprath 2002

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100m - 48.94 - 2, 40, 52

  • 48.95 Donets Dubai 2010 (medley relay)
  • 49.80 Lacourt Dubai 2010
  • 49.88 Thoman Dubai 2010 (medley relay)
  • 49.99 Lochte 2006
  • 50.04 Wildeboer Dubai 2010

Race report and stats

200m - 1:46.11 - 3, 18, 33

  • 1:46.68  Lochte Dubai 2010
  • 1:49.09 Clary Dubai 2010
  • 1:49.86   Rogan 2007
  • 1:49.98   Vyatchanin 2006
  • 1:50.18  Irie Dubai 2010

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Breaststroke

50m - 25.25 - 20, 23, 41

  • 25.95 Silva Dubai 2010
  • 26.03 Van Der Burgh Dubai 2010
  • 26.09 Schoeman 2010
  • 26.17 Lisogor 2006
  • 26.28 Moses 2002

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100m - 55.61 - 16, 26, 45

  • 56.79 Silva 2010
  • 56.80 Van Der Burgh Dubai 2010
  • 57.13 Scozzoli Dubai 2010
  • 57.18 Alexandrov Dubai 2010 (semis)
  • 57.43 Tateishi 2010

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200m - 2:00.67 - 10, 19, 36

  • 2:02.92 Moses 2004
  • 2:03.12 Tomita Dubai 2010
  • 2:03.47 Gyurta Dubai 2010
  • 2:04.03 Piper 2005
  • 2:04.26 Tateishi 2010

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Butterfly

50m - 21.80 - 36, 40, 43

  • 22.34 S Deibler 2010
  • 22.39 Schoeman 2010
  • 22.40 Subirats Dubai 2010
  • 22.43 Govorov Dubai 2010
  • 22.45 Santos Dubai 2010

Race report and stats

100m - 48.48 - 52, 54, 63

  • 49.07 Crocker 2004
  • 49.95 S Deibler 2010
  • 50.02 Cavic 2003
  • 50.10 Rupprath 2002
  • 50.23 Korotyshkin Dubai 2010

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200m - 1:49.11 - 34, 38, 42

  • 1:50.64 Matsuda 2010
  • 1:50.73 Esposito 2002
  • 1:50.74 Skvortsov 2007
  • 1:50.89 Korzeniowski 2005
  • 1:50.97 Sano 2010

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Medley

100m - 50.76 - 3 (2 in semis), 18, 24

  • 50.86 Lochte Dubai 2010
  • 51.52 Neethling 2005
  • 51.69 M Deibler  Dubai 2010
  • 51.81 Fesenko Dubai 2010
  • 51.97 Bovell Dubai 2010

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200m - 1:50.08 - 1 WR, 18, 32

  • 1:50.08 Lochte Dubai 2010 WR
  • 1:52.72 Pereira Dubai 2010
  • 1:52.90 Rogan Dubai 2010
  • 1:52.99 Cseh 2007
  • 1:53.56 Clary Dubai 2010

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400m - 3:55.50 - 1 WR, 3, 4

  • 3:55.50 Lochte Dubai 2010 WR
  • 3:57.40 Mellouli Dubai 2010
  • 3:57.56 Clary Dubai 2010
  • 3:59.33 Cseh 2007
  • 4:00.63 Pereira 2007

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Relays

4x100m free - 3:03.30 - 2, 3, 6

  • 3:04.78 France Dubai 2010 
  • 3:04.82 Russia RUS Dubai 2010
  • 3:05.74 Brazil BRA Dubai 2010
  • 3:06.10 United States Dubai 2010
  • 3:06.18 Australia Dubai 2010

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4x200m free - 6:49.04 - 1 WR, 2, 5

  • 6:49.04 RUS Dubai 2010 WR
  • 6:49.58 USA Dubai 2010
  • 6:52.66 AUS 2007
  • 6:53.05 FRA Dubai 2010
  • 6:54.12 GER Dubai 2010

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4x100m medley - 3:19.16 - 3, 4, 5

  • 3:20.99 USA Dubai 2010
  • 3:21.61 RUS Dubai 2010
  • 3:23.12 BRA Dubai 2010
  • 3:23.60 FRA Dubai 2010
  • 3:24.46 AUS Dubai 2010

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Women

Freestyle

50m - 23.25 - 5, 40, 100

  • 23.37 Kromowidjojo Dubai 2010
  • 23.59 Alshammar 2000
  • 23.69 Veldhuis 2006
  • 23.77 Trickett 2007
  • 23.81 Schreuder Dubai 2010

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100m - 51.01 - 6, 18, 43

  • 51.44 Kromowidjojo 2010
  • 51.70 Trickett 2005
  • 51.96 Heemskerk 2010
  • 52.08 Veldhuis 2007
  • 52.17 Alshammar 2000

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200m - 1:51.17 - 4, 9, 10

  • 1:52.29 Muffat Dubai 2010
  • 1:52.42 Heemskerk 2010
  • 1:52.91 Hoff Dubai 2010
  • 1:52.96 Palmer Dubai 2010
  • 1:53.08 Tang Dubai 2010

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400m - 3:54.92 - 9, 13, 20

  • 3:56.09 Manaudou 2006
  • 3:57.06 Hoff Dubai 2010
  • 3:58.39 Palmer Dubai 2010
  • 3:59.15 Muffat 2010
  • 3:59.52 Pellegrini Dubai 2010

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 800m - 8:04.53 - 14, 21, 24

  • 8:08.00 Ziegler 2007
  • 8:10.59 Adlington 2009
  • 8:11.25 Manaudou 2005
  • 8:11.61 Villaecija Dubai 2010
  • (8:11.99 Ivanenko 2006*)
  • 8:12.27 Friis 2007

* - subsequently suspended for doping

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Backstroke

50m - 25.70 - 15, 31, 70

  • 25.92 Gao 2010
  • 26.27 Zhao Dubai 2010
  • 26.50 Jovanovic 2007
  • 26.54 Goh 2010
  • 26.66 Terakawa 2010

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100m - 55.23 - 4, 6, 7 

  • 56.08 Coughlin Dubai 2010
  • 56.19 Zhao Jing Dubai 2010
  • 56.21 Gao Chang Dubai 2010
  • 56.90 Terakawa 2010
  • 56.92 Franklin Dubai 2010

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200m - 2:00.18 - 6,  8, 30

  • 2:01.67 Castel Dubai 2010
  • 2:02.01 Franklin Dubai 2010
  • 2:03.22 Zhou Dubai 2010
  • 2:03.24 Nakamura 2008
  • 2:03.43 Hocking 2010

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Breaststroke

50m - 28.80 - 17, 19, 24

  • 29.83 Soni Dubai 2010
  • 29.84 Pickett Dubai 2010
  • 29.90 Edminstone (now Richards) 2004
  • 29.90 Zhao Jin Dubai 2010 
  • 29.96 Igelstrom 2002

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100m - 1:02.70 - 11, 18, 40

  • 1:03.63 Jones 2010
  • 1:03.98 Soni 2010 Dubai 2010
  • 1:04.78 Ji Liping Dubai 2010
  • 1:04.79 Kirk 2004
  • 1:04.80 Pedersen Dubai 2010

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200m - 2:14.57 - 3, 13, 27

  • 2:16.39 Soni Dubai 2010
  • 2:17.75 Jones 2003 
  • 2:18.09 Sun Dubai 2010
  • 2:18.82 Pedersen Dubai 2010
  • 2:18.86 Qi 2002

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Butterfly

50m - 24.38 - 9, 10, 36

  • 24.87 Alshammar Dubai 2010
  • 24.90 Galvez Dubai 2010
  • 25.25 Ottesen Dubai 2010
  • 25.33 Kammerling 2005
  • 25.34 Ying Lu Dubai 2010
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100m - 55.05 - 2, 10, 34

  • 55.43 Galvez Dubai 2010
  • 55.53 Alshammar 2010
  • 55.59 Vollmer 2010
  • 55.95 Trickett 2006
  • 56.34 Coughlin 2002

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200m - 2:00.78 - 11, 15, 30

  • 2:03.12 Nakanishi 2008
  • 2:03.53 Jedrzejczak 2007
  • 2:03.69 Belmonte Dubai 2010
  • 2:03.79 Nakanishi 2008
  • 2:03.94 Lowe Dubai 2010

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Medley

100m - 57.74 - 14, 41, 66

  • 58.65 Kukors Dubai 2010
  • 58.80 Coughlin 2002 
  • 59.18 Ngawati Dubai 2010
  • 59.29 Seebohm 2010
  • 59.29 Schreuder 2010

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200m - 2:04.60 - 3, 4, 6

  • 2:05.73 Belmonte Dubai 2010
  • 2:05.94 Ye Dubai 2010
  • 2:06.09 Kukors Dubai 2010
  • 2:06.88 Hosszu Dubai 2010
  • 2:07.06 Verraszto 2010

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400m - 4:21.04 - 3, 6, 36

  • 4:24.21 Belmonte Dubai 2010 
  • 4:24.55 Ye Shiwen Dubai 2010 
  • 4:27.70 Smit 2010
  • 4:27.83 Klochkova 2002
  • 4:29.00 Dai Guohong 1993

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Relays

4x100m free - 3:28.22 - 2, 4, 6

  • 3:28.22 PSV Eindhoven NED
  • 3:29.34 USA Dubai 2010
  • 3:29.81 CHN Dubai 2010
  • 3:30.92 AUS Dubai 2010
  • 3:31.97 SWE Dubai 2010

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4x200m free - 7:35.94 - 1 WR, 2, 3

  • 7:35.94 China Dubai 2010 WR
  • 7:37.57 Australia Dubai 2010 
  • 7:38.33 France Dubai 2010 ER
  • 7:38.42 United States Dubai 2010
  • 7:41.91 Sweden Dubai 2010

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4x100m medley - 3:47.97 - 2, 3, 4

  • 3:48.29 CHN Dubai 2010
  • 3:48.36 USA Dubai 2010
  • 3:48.88 AUS Dubai 2010 
  • 3:53.08 Russia Dubai 2010
  • 3:53.98 SWE Dubai 2010

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