Peirsol, Benko, relay team set world marks

April 8, 2002
MOSCOW -- Aaron Peirsol broke two world records, one in a relay, and fellow American Lindsay Benko also bettered a mark Sunday at the World Short Course Swimming Championships.

Peirsol won the men's 200-meter backstroke in 1 minute, 51.17 seconds, shattering the old mark of 1:51.62, shared by Matt Welsh of Australia and Gordan Kozulj of Croatia.

He then teamed with David Denniston, Peter Marshall and Jason Lezak as the U.S. 400 medley relay team finished in 3:29.00, erasing ...

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