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Swimmer De Bruijn Breaks Record

May 26, 2000

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) _ Inge de Bruijn of the Netherlands broke her world record in the 50-meter butterfly and tied the 50-meter freestyle mark in heats at the Sheffield Super Grand Prix meet Friday.

In the butterfly, de Bruijn won her heat in 25.64 seconds, shaving .19 seconds off the mark she set at Monaco last week.

She tied the 6-year-old mark of 24.51 for the 50 freestyle set by China’s Le Jingyi at the World Championship in Rome.

The finals of the two events are Saturday.

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