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Weitzeil Smashes 50-Meter Free American Record Again

Nov 9, 2020
Abbey Weitzeil has broken the American record in the 50-meter free twice this fall.


Barely two weeks after she broke a 13-year-old American record in the 50-meter freestyle (short course), former Cal swimmer Abbey Weitzeil smashed the mark again, this time by more than a third of a second.
In Match 10 of the International Swimming League season in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Weitzeil touched the wall in 23.45 seconds. Weitzeil, who competes for the LA Current, previously established the record with a time of 23.79 in late October. The time bettered the mark of 23.82 set by Dara Torres in 2007.
Weitzeil, who finished her collegiate eligibility with the Golden Bears last spring, also own the American record in the 50-yard free from her 20.90 time at a meet in Minnesota last December. In addition, she owns the Cal record in the 100 free and played a role in four school-record relays. Weitzeil won the Honda Sports Award as the national swimmer of the year in 2020 and was a finalist for the 2019 Sullivan Award presented to the top amateur athlete in the country.
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