Edmistone swims to start the sub-30 club
? MELBOURNE ? World record breaker Jade Edmistone wants to become the first swimmer to break 30 seconds for the 50m breaststroke. It was only three years ago that only one person, South African Penny Heyns, had broken 31s. But Edmistone is now talking up her chances of starting her own sub-30 club after setting a new world mark of 30.31s in the heats at the Commonwealth Games selection trials in Melbourne yesterday.
She just missed out on bettering that mark in the semi-final last night with a time of 30.37.
"That is the goal of mine. It is something I would like to do before I retire,'' said Edmistone of the sub-30 milestone after she sliced 0.14s off her own world record.
"I was pretty surprised with how fast it was (yesterday).