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Swimmer Annamay Pierse has truly become a world beater.
The UBC swimmer set a world short-course record Friday in the 200-metre breaststroke at the British Grand Prix swimming competition in Leeds, England.
It was Pierse’s second world record in the past eight days.
The Edmonton native’s time was two minutes 16.83 seconds, topping her previously world mark of 2:17.50 she set this past March in Toronto.
“It feels pretty awesome to get the record again,” said Pierse. “It was definitely a goal, especially after swimming so well at the world championships. I knew I could still go fast. The last 50 metres was the key part of my race. I was really strong, didn’t lose focus and pushed myself all the way to the end.”
Eight days ago at the world championships in Rome, Pierse, who trains in Vancouver, set the world long-course record.
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