21-years old Jason Dunford yesterday broke the 100M butterfly Olympic record by clocking a time of 51.14s in heat seven, breaking the record held by sensational American Michael Phelps of 51.25s which he had set in Athens four years back.
For seven minutes the world was Kenya, until Serbian swimmer Milorad Cavic surpassed him in heat nine and set a new record time of 50.76s. In the same heat Phelps bettered his time to 50.87s to finish behind Cavic. The world record of 50.40s is held by American Ian Crocker set in Montreal in 2005 which is most likely to be broken by Phelps.
Checking the Olympic site (its 9.15 am here), Jason studying human physiology at Stanford University has qualified for the finals coming third in semi-final one which Phelps won, and in semi-final two Cavic won. The final is tomorrow.
Go Jason go, you make Kenya proud. 🙂