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France's Bernard sets world record, Sullivan takes it back

August 12, 2008 |  7:15 pm

BEIJING -- Alain Bernard of France set a world record in his semifinal of the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 47.20 seconds. The previous world record was set by Eamon Sullivan of Australia in the leadoff leg of the 400-meter free relay when he went 47.24.

But in the very next heat, Sullivan took back the record, going 47.05.

Jason Lezak also made the finals with the sixth-fastest qualifying time. Garrett Weber-Gale failed to make the cut.

-- Lisa Dillman