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Frenchman Leveaux Breaks 100m World Record
    2008-12-13 11:47:42     Xinhua
France's Amaury Leveaux broke the men's 100m world record with 45.12 second in winning his semifinal at the European short-course championships in Rijeka of Croatia on Friday.

Leveaux beat the old mark of 45.69 seconds set by Olympic 100m champion Alain Bernard of France five days ago in Angers, France.

On Thursday, Leveaux had also set a new 50m freestyle world record of 20.48 seconds.
 
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