Thompson Wins 100 Fly To Break World Championship Medal Record

July 21, 2003

Barcelona, Spain - Former Stanford swimmer Jenny Thompson (1991-95) broke the all-time World Championship medal record by picking up her second gold medal in as many days and the 11th medal of her career at the event by winning the 100 meter fly at the 10th FINA World Championships on Monday. Thompson clocked in at 57.96 to break her own meet record set one day earlier in the semifinals at the Palau Sant Jordi venue.

'(Since my comeback) my goals have been getting progressively greater, and I'm happy to have won two golds for the U.S. team so far,' said Thompson, who also anchored the 400 meter free relay Sunday night.

Current Stanford swimmer Tara Kirk (senior in 2003-04) is seeded fifth for Tuesday's 100 meter breast finals afer clocking in at 1:08.24 in Monday's semifinals, just 0.11 seconds off her personal best of 1:08.13. Australia's Leisel Jones broke the 100 meter breast world record in Monday's semifinals when she went 1:06.57.

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