Wet world record

Rikke Møller Pedersen says she can swim faster than the world-record time of 2 minutes, 19.11 seconds she clocked in the semi-final of the 200 metre breast stroke Tuesday night at the World Championships in Barcelona. The 24-year-old shaved 48 hundredths of a second of the previous world record, set during the 2012 Olympics. Pedersen’s closest competitor in today's final is expected to be Russia’s Yulia Efimova, who turned in a time of 2:19:85. The world record was Denmark’s first in long-course swimming in 61 years.