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June 30, 2008

Records Fall at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Two world records were set yesterday in the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Michael Phelps broke his own world record in the men's 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:05.25, and Katie Hoff qualified for her second Olympics with her own world record in the women’s 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:31.12. The trials will continue through July 6th. (13 photos total)

Michael Phelps swims to victory in the men's 400-meter individual medley finals at the US Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, Sunday, June 29, 2008. Phelps set a new world record of 4:05.25 in the event. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Michael Phelps dives in for the final of the 400 meter individual medley during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on June 29, 2008 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Katie Hoff swims in the women's 400-meter individual medley preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, Sunday, June 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Katie Hoff swims en route to winning the final of the 400 meter individual and setting a new world record of 4:31.12 during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on June 29, 2008 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Katie Hoff swims to victory in the women's 400-meter individual medley finals at the US Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, Sunday, June 29, 2008. Hoff set a new world record time of 4:31.12 in the event. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Katie Hoff competes in the preliminaries of the 400 meter individual medley during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on June 29, 2008 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jake Salaz competes in the preliminaries of the 100 meter breaststroke during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on June 29, 2008 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Michael Phelps swims to victory in the men's 400-meter individual medley finals at the US Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, Sunday, June 29, 2008. Phelps set a new world record of 4:05.25 in the event. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Elizabeth Beisel swims in the preliminaries of the 400 meter individual medley during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on June 29, 2008 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Michael Phelps competes against Ryan Lochte in the final of the 400 meter individual medley during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on June 29, 2008 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Phelps won and set a new world record of 4:05.25. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Katie Hoff competes in the preliminaries of the 400 meter individual medley during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on June 29, 2008 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ryan Lochte swims in the men's 400-meter Individual Medley preliminaries at the US Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, Sunday, June 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Larsen Jensen celebrates after winning the 400 meter freestyle and setting a new American record of 3:43.23 during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on June 29, 2008 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

More links and information:
Wealth of Talent for Olympic Trials - NYTimes.com 6/29
Rival’s Fast Finish Propels Phelps to Another Record - NYTimes.com 6/29
Swimmers, building weather storm at trials - Boston.com 6/29
USA Swimming homepage

 
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