Croatia's Duje Draganja sets world record in 50-meter freestyle at short-course swim worlds

Updated: April 11, 2008, 4:24 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Duje Draganja has set a world record in the men's 50-meter freestyle at the short-course swimming world championships.

The Croatian swimmer, wearing Speedo's LZR Racer suit, finished in 20.81 seconds Friday, breaking the mark of 20.93 set by Sweden's Stefan Nystrand in 2007.

Through three days of the meet, seven world records have been broken.

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