World record progression 50 metres breaststroke

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Graphic data for World Record Progression in Men and Women Swimming 50m-100m-200m Long and Short Course Butterfly-Backstroke-Breaststroke-Freestyle

World records in the 50-metre breaststroke competitive swimming event are recorded for men and women in 50-metre pools (long course) and 25-metre pools (short course).

Men[edit]

Long course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
WBT 27.61 Alexander Dzhaburiya  Ukraine 27 April 1996 Ukraine Olympic Trials Kharkov, Ukraine
1 27.49 Anthony Robinson  United States 29 March 2001 USA Nationals & World Championship Trials Austin, United States
2 27.39 tt Ed Moses  United States 31 March 2001 USA Nationals & World Championship Trials Austin, United States
3 27.18 Oleg Lisogor  Ukraine 2 August 2002 European Championships Berlin, Germany [1]
4 27.06 sf Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 18 April 2009 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [2]
5 26.89 sf Felipe França  Brazil 8 May 2009 Brazil Championships (Maria Lenk) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [3]
6 26.74 sf Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 28 July 2009 World Aquatics Championships Rome, Italy
7 26.67 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 29 July 2009 World Aquatics Championships Rome, Italy
8 26.62 sf, # [4] Adam Peaty  Great Britain 18 August 2014 European Championships Berlin, Germany [5]
8= 26.62 h Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 4 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [6]
9 26.42 sf Adam Peaty  Great Britain 4 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [7]
10 26.10 h Adam Peaty  Great Britain 25 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [8]
11 25.95 sf Adam Peaty  Great Britain 25 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [9]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Short course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
WBT 27.29 Dmitri Volkov  Russia 16 Mar 1991 World Cup Bonn, Germany
1 27.00 Mark Warnecke  Germany 18 Feb 1995 World Cup Gelsenkirchen, Germany
2 26.97 Mark Warnecke  Germany 8 Feb 1997 World Cup Paris, France
2= 26.97 Mark Warnecke  Germany 21 Jan 1998 World Cup Sydney, Australia
2= 26.97 Mark Warnecke  Germany 28 Mar 1998 World Cup Paris, France
3 26.70 Mark Warnecke  Germany 11 Dec 1998 European Championships Sheffield, United Kingdom [10]
4 26.28 Ed Moses  United States 22 Jan 2002 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden [11]
5 26.20 Oleg Lisogor  Ukraine 26 Jan 2002 World Cup Berlin, Germany [12]
6 26.17 Oleg Lisogor  Ukraine 21 Jan 2006 World Cup Berlin, Germany [13]
7 26.08 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 8 Nov 2008 World Cup Moscow, Russia [14]
8 25.94 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 11 Nov 2008 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden [15]
9 25.43 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 8 Aug 2009 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [16]
10 25.25 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 14 Nov 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany [17]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Women[edit]

Long course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
WBT 30.95 Penelope Heyns  South Africa 1 Aug 1998 Goodwill Games New York, NY, United States
1 30.83 tt Penelope Heyns  South Africa 29 Aug 1999 Pan Pacific Championships Sydney, Australia
2 30.57 sf Zoë Baker  Great Britain 30 Jul 2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom
3 30.45 Jade Edmistone  Australia 31 Jul 2005 World Championships Montreal, Canada
4 30.31 h Jade Edmistone  Australia 30 Jan 2006 AUS Nationals & Commonwealth Games Trials Melbourne, Australia [18]
5 30.23 Amanda Reason  Canada 8 Jul 2009 CAN World Championship Trials Montreal, Canada [19]
6 30.09 Yuliya Yefimova  Russia 2 Aug 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [20]
7 29.95 tt Jessica Hardy  United States 6 Aug 2009 US Open Time Trials Federal Way, United States [21]
8 29.80 Jessica Hardy  United States 7 Aug 2009 US Open Time Trials Federal Way, United States [22]
9 29.78 h Yuliya Yefimova  Russia 3 Aug 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [23]
10 29.48 sf Rūta Meilutytė  Lithuania 3 Aug 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [23]
11 29.40 Lilly King  United States 30 Jul 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [24]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Short course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 31.22 Peggy Hartung  Germany 1 Feb 1992 World Cup Paris, France
1 31.11 Han Xue  China 7 Jan 1996 World Cup Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2 30.98 Han Xue  China 11 Jan 1996 World Cup Beijing, China
3 30.88 Han Xue  China 29 Jan 1997 World Cup Glasgow, United Kingdom
4 30.77 Han Xue  China 2 Feb 1997 World Cup Gelsenkirchen, Germany
5 30.60 (tt) Penelope Heyns  South Africa 26 Sep 1999 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [25]
6= 30.56 Li Wei  China 3 Dec 2001 World Cup Shanghai, China [26]
6= 30.56 Luo Xuejuan  China 3 Dec 2001 World Cup Shanghai, China [26]
6= 30.56 Emma Igelström  Sweden 13 Dec 2001 European Championships Antwerp, Belgium
7 30.53 Zoë Baker  Great Britain 4 Jan 2002 South African Championships Durban, South Africa
8 30.51 Zoë Baker  Great Britain 15 Jan 2002 World Cup Imperia, Italy
9 30.47 Luo Xuejuan  China 17 Jan 2002 World Cup Paris, France [27]
10 30.43 Emma Igelström  Sweden 23 Jan 2002 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden [28]
11 30.31 Zoë Baker  Great Britain 27 Jan 2002 World Cup Berlin, Germany
12 30.24 Emma Igelström  Sweden 14 Mar 2002 Swedish Championships Gothenburg, Sweden [29]
13 29.96 Emma Igelström  Sweden 2 Apr 2002 World Championships Moscow, Russia [30]
14 29.90 Jade Edmistone  Australia 26 Sep 2004 Australian Championships Brisbane, Australia [31]
15 29.58 Jessica Hardy  United States 10 Apr 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [32]
16 29.45 Jessica Hardy  United States 17 Oct 2009 World Cup Durban, South Africa
17 29.36 Jessica Hardy  United States 7 Nov 2009 World Cup Moscow, Russia
18 28.96 (h) Jessica Hardy  United States 11 Nov 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden [33]
19 28.80 Jessica Hardy  United States 14 Nov 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany [34]
28.71 (invalidated)[35][36] Yulia Yefimova  Russia 10 Nov 2013 World Cup Tokyo, Japan [37]
20 28.64 Alia Atkinson  Jamaica 26 Oct 2016 World Cup Tokyo, Japan [38]
21 28.56 Alia Atkinson  Jamaica 6 Oct 2018 World Cup Budapest, Hungary [39]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial


All-time top 25[edit]

Men[edit]

  • Correct as of July 2019
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 25.95  Adam Peaty (GBR) 25 July 2017 Hungary
2 26.33  Felipe Lima (BRA) 9 June 2019 Monaco
3 26.42  João Gomes Júnior (BRA) 21 April 2019 Brazil
4 26.54  Cameron van der Burgh (RSA) 25 July 2017 Hungary
5 26.55  Ilya Shymanovich (BLR) 19 April 2019 Belarus
6 26.70  Damir Dugonjic (SLO) 4 August 2015 Russia
 Fabio Scozzoli (ITA) 23 July 2019 South Korea
8 26.72  Kirill Prigoda (RUS) 24 July 2019 South Korea
9 26.74  Christian Sprenger (AUS) 1 April 2014 Australia
10 26.75  Felipe França Silva (BRA) 21 April 2019 Brazil
11 26.76  Kevin Cordes (USA) 4 August 2015 Russia
12 26.82  Michael Houlie (RSA) 4 July 2019 Italy
13 26.83  Hendrik Feldwehr (GER) 28 July 2009 Italy
 Caba Siladi (SRB) 30 March 2019 Hungary
15 26.84  Michael Andrew (USA) 27 July 2018 United States
16 26.85  Nicolò Martinenghi (ITA) 22 June 2019 Italy
17 26.86  Mark Gangloff (USA) 29 July 2009 Italy
 Yan Zibei (CHN) 23 July 2019 South Korea
24 July 2019 South Korea
19 26.87  Hüseyin Emre Sakçı (TUR) 23 July 2019 South Korea
20 26.94  Yasuhiro Koseki (JPN) 16 June 2018 Monaco
 Darragh Greene (IRL) 23 July 2019 South Korea
22 26.95  Brenton Rickard (AUS) 29 July 2009 Italy
23 26.96  Ian Finnerty (USA) 27 July 2018 United States
24 26.99  Andrei Nikolaev (RUS) 23 July 2019 South Korea
25 27.02  Johannes Skagius (SWE) 25 July 2017 Hungary
 James McKechnie (AUS) 28 February 2018 Australia
 Ties Elzerman (NED) 13 April 2018 Netherlands

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 27.02:

Women[edit]

  • Correct as of July 2019
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 29.40  Lilly King (USA) 30 July 2017 Hungary
2 29.48  Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) 3 August 2013 Spain
3 29.52  Yuliya Efimova (RUS) 4 August 2013 Spain
4 29.71  Molly Hannis (USA) 13 January 2018 United States
5 29.80  Jessica Hardy (USA) 4 August 2013 Spain
6 29.95  Breeja Larson (USA) 4 August 2013 Spain
7 29.98  Benedetta Pilato (ITA) 27 July 2019 South Korea
8 29.99  Katie Meili (USA) 30 July 2017 Hungary
9 30.04  Imogen Clark (GBR) 8 August 2018 Great Britain
10 30.05  Jennie Johansson (SWE) 9 August 2015 Russia
11 30.11  Rebecca Soni (USA) 2 August 2009 Italy
 Alia Atkinson (JAM) 9 August 2015 Russia
13 30.16  Sarah Katsoulis (AUS) 2 August 2009 Italy
14 30.17  Valentina Artemyeva (RUS) 25 April 2009 Russia
15 30.23  Amanda Reason (CAN) 8 July 2009 Canada
 Martina Carraro (ITA) 27 July 2019 South Korea
17 30.24  Leiston Pickett (AUS) 1 April 2011 Australia
18 30.30  Sarah Vasey (GBR) 18 April 2017 Great Britain
 Arianna Castiglioni (ITA) 8 August 2018 Great Britain
20 30.31  Jade Edmistone (AUS) 30 January 2006 Australia
 Petra Chocová (CZE) 3 August 2013 Spain
22 30.34  Kasey Carlson (USA) 1 August 2009 Italy
23 30.38  Moniek Nijhuis (NED) 1 August 2009 Italy
24 30.40  Megan Jendrick (USA) 25 July 2009 United States
25 30.42  Jhennifer Conceição (BRA) 9 June 2019 Monaco

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 30.42:

References[edit]

  • "Olympic and World Records". IOC. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  • (in Dutch) Zwemkroniek
  • (in Italian) Agenda Diana
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  2. ^ Lord, Craig (2009-04-18). "VD Burgh: WR Of 27.06 In 50 Breaststroke". swimnews.com. Retrieved 2009-04-18.
  3. ^ "Felipe França: WR Of 26.89 In 50 Breaststroke". bestswimming.com.br. 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
  4. ^ unratified due to no epo control
  5. ^ "Men's 50m Breaststroke Semifinal Results" (PDF). Microplus Informatica. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Men's 50m Breaststroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Men's 50m Breaststroke Semifinal Results". Omega Timing. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Men's 50m Breaststroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Men's 50m Breaststroke Semifinals Results". Omega Timing. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  10. ^ Men's SCM: Results from prelims of when Ed Moses bettered this mark show 26.70 by Mark Warnecke as the previous record.
  11. ^ Men's SCM: Results from prelims of when Oleg Lisogor bettered this mark show 26.28 by Ed Moses as the previous record. Results from the Stockholm meet where Moses swam the time also confirm.
  12. ^ Men's SCM: 26.20 results.
  13. ^ Lord, Craig (2006-01-21). "A night of records for Lisogor and Marshall". swimnews.com. Retrieved 2008-04-19.
  14. ^ "FINA / ARENA Swimming World Cup 2008: Men's 50m Breaststroke Final" (PDF). Omega Timing. 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  15. ^ "FINA / ARENA Swimming World Cup 2008: Men's 50m Breaststroke Final" (PDF). Omega Timing. 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  16. ^ "South African Short Course Championships: Flash! Cameron van der Burgh Sets Two World Records, Roland Schoeman Lowers One". SwimmingWorld Magazine. 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  17. ^ Lord, Craig (2009-11-14). "Berlin, Day 1: Fourth FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2009 leg starts with six WR". Fina. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  18. ^ Saltau, Chloe (2006-01-31). "Edmistone claims world record, despite the wobbles". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  19. ^ "Canadian Reason sets new breaststroke world record". Canwest News Service. 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2009-07-10.
  20. ^ Results: 2009 Worlds Women's 50m Breast Final, published by OmegaTiming.com, official timer for the 2009 Worlds, on 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2009-08-07
  21. ^ Hardy breaks world record in 50m breast, published by USA Swimming on 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-08-07
  22. ^ American Jessica Hardy sets 100 breast world mark, published by the Associated Press on 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2009-08-08
  23. ^ a b Video world record Barcelona
  24. ^ "Women's 50m Breaststroke Finals Results". Omega Timing. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  25. ^ Women's SCM: Prelim results from the 2001 World Cup meet in Shanghai where Luo Xuejuan and Li Wei tied in a new World Record, indicate that the record they broke was 30.60 by Penny Heyns on this date.
  26. ^ a b Women's SCM: Luo Xuejuan and Li Wei tied to win the 2001 World Cup meet in Shanghai, China, in World Record time; results here.
  27. ^ Women's SCM: Results from January 2002 show Luo Xuejuan as holding the World Record at 30.47.
  28. ^ Women's SCM: Results from January 2002 show Emma Igelström as holding the World Record at 30.43.
  29. ^ Women's SCM: Results from the semifinals of the 2002 Short Course Worlds, where Emma Igelström set the record at 29.96, shows the previous mark as 30.24.
  30. ^ Women's SCM: The meet results showing Emma Igelström's 29.96 setting the record at 29.96 is online here.
  31. ^ Women's SCM: Jade Edmistone's 29.90 is the time Jessica Hardy bettered to set the World Record, per the event's result from Hardy's swim at the 2008 Short Course Worlds.
  32. ^ "Hardy sets 50 breaststroke world record at short-course worlds in Speedo suit". The International Herald Tribune. 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-04-19.
  33. ^ "Results Women's 50m Breaststroke" (PDF). OmegaTiming.com. 2009-11-11. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  34. ^ "Results Women's 50m Breaststroke" (PDF). OmegaTiming.com. 2009-11-11. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  35. ^ unratified due to doping violation
  36. ^ 16 Monate Sperre für Doppel-Weltmeisterin Julia Efimova Swim, 13. Mai 2014, abgerufen am 29. Oktober 2014.
  37. ^ "Omega Timing - Results - FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 Tokyo 7/8 Tokyo Japan 11/9/2013 - 11/10/2013". OMEGA Timing. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  38. ^ "Results Women's 50m Breaststroke Final". OmegaTiming.com. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  39. ^ Sutherland, James. "ALIA ATKINSON LOWERS OWN SCM WORLD RECORD IN WOMEN'S 50 BREAST". SwimSwam. Retrieved 7 October 2018.