New World Record for Alshammar

Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar set a new world record at a short course swimming World Cup meet here in Stockholm on Wednesday. She won the 50 meter butterfly and with the time 24,46. With that she brushed up on her old record from Durban a few weeks ago - 24.75 - with a good margin.

"I have never had this amount of points and such a start in the World Cup before," Alshammar told the news agency TT.

Alshammar has won the World Cup two years in a row 2007-08, but came second last season, after Marieke Guehrer, Australia. Now she is again competing for the total victory in the World Cup.