Susie O'Neill the oldest world record breaker by age?

Susie O'Neill the oldest world record breaker by age?

Post by Henry Wel » Sat, 20 May 2000 04:00:00


I've looked over the world record progressions and had a short think
about it and I'm pretty sure Susie, at 26, is the oldest person to break
a long course world record. Of course my knowledge of pre-70s swimmers
is limited. Can anyone come up with an older world record breaker?

While we're on age, 41 year old holder of several masters world records,
Jenny Whitely, will be swimming the 50 *** heats at the Nationals
today, well done.

Finally, here's the updated top 10s for 200 fly:

Swims
2:05.81 Susan O'Neill AUS 17 May 2000 Australian Titles WR
        28.51 1:00.24 1:32.71 2:05.81
2:05.96 Mary T. Meagher USA 13 August 1981 US Nationals WR
        29.53 1:01.41 1:33.69 2:05.96
2:06.09 Mary T. Meagher USA August 1985 US Nationals
2:06.37 Mary T. Meagher USA 30 July 1980 US Nationals WR
2:06.39 Mary T. Meagher USA 27 June 1986 US World Trials
2:06.51 Susan O'Neill AUS 16 May 2000 Australian Titles (Semi-final)
        29.48 1:01.86 1:34.28 2:06.51
2:06.53 Susan O'Neill AUS 25 August 1999 Pan Pacifics (Semi-final)
2:06.60 Susan O'Neill AUS 17 September 1998 Commonwealth Games
2:06.60 Susan O'Neill AUS 26 August 1999 Pan Pacifics  
2:06.77 Limin Liu CHN 8 October 1994 Asian Games

Swimmers
2:05.81 Susan O'Neill AUS 17 May 2000 Australian Titles WR
2:05.96 Mary T. Meagher USA 13 August 1981 US Nationals WR
2:06.77 Limin Liu CHN 8 October 1994 Asian Games
2:07.21 Petria Thomas AUS 17 May 2000 Australian Titles
2:07.42 Yun Qu CHN 1994 World Championships
2:07.82 Cornelia Polit GDR 27 August 1983 European Championships
2:08.03 Ines Gei?ler GDR 18 June 1983
2:08.13 Maki Mita JPN April 2000 Japanese Nationals
2:08.34 Ning Hu CHN October 1997 Chinese Nationals
2:08.67 Summer Sanders USA 1992 Olympic Games

 
 
 

Susie O'Neill the oldest world record breaker by age?

Post by Roger McMilla » Sat, 20 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>I've looked over the world record progressions and had a short think
>about it and I'm pretty sure Susie, at 26, is the oldest person to break a

long course world record. Of course my knowledge of pre-70s swimmers is
limited. Can anyone come up with an older world record breaker?
Quote:

>While we're on age, 41 year old holder of several masters world records,

Jenny Whitely, will be swimming the 50 *** heats at the Nationals today,
well done.

Jenny Whitely must be a very talented lady. She took up swimming quite late,
as I understand it, and held nearly all the Australian Masters records in
the 40-44 age group until Shane Gould started swimming Masters last year.

Rogermac

 
 
 

Susie O'Neill the oldest world record breaker by age?

Post by bob » Thu, 25 May 2000 04:00:00

Dawn Fraser was 27 when she set her last world mark.
Quote:

> I've looked over the world record progressions and had a short think
> about it and I'm pretty sure Susie, at 26, is the oldest person to break
> a long course world record. Of course my knowledge of pre-70s swimmers
> is limited. Can anyone come up with an older world record breaker?

> While we're on age, 41 year old holder of several masters world records,
> Jenny Whitely, will be swimming the 50 *** heats at the Nationals
> today, well done.

> Finally, here's the updated top 10s for 200 fly:

> Swims
> 2:05.81 Susan O'Neill AUS 17 May 2000 Australian Titles WR
>         28.51 1:00.24 1:32.71 2:05.81
> 2:05.96 Mary T. Meagher USA 13 August 1981 US Nationals WR
>         29.53 1:01.41 1:33.69 2:05.96
> 2:06.09 Mary T. Meagher USA August 1985 US Nationals
> 2:06.37 Mary T. Meagher USA 30 July 1980 US Nationals WR
> 2:06.39 Mary T. Meagher USA 27 June 1986 US World Trials
> 2:06.51 Susan O'Neill AUS 16 May 2000 Australian Titles (Semi-final)
>         29.48 1:01.86 1:34.28 2:06.51
> 2:06.53 Susan O'Neill AUS 25 August 1999 Pan Pacifics (Semi-final)
> 2:06.60 Susan O'Neill AUS 17 September 1998 Commonwealth Games
> 2:06.60 Susan O'Neill AUS 26 August 1999 Pan Pacifics
> 2:06.77 Limin Liu CHN 8 October 1994 Asian Games

> Swimmers
> 2:05.81 Susan O'Neill AUS 17 May 2000 Australian Titles WR
> 2:05.96 Mary T. Meagher USA 13 August 1981 US Nationals WR
> 2:06.77 Limin Liu CHN 8 October 1994 Asian Games
> 2:07.21 Petria Thomas AUS 17 May 2000 Australian Titles
> 2:07.42 Yun Qu CHN 1994 World Championships
> 2:07.82 Cornelia Polit GDR 27 August 1983 European Championships
> 2:08.03 Ines Gei?ler GDR 18 June 1983
> 2:08.13 Maki Mita JPN April 2000 Japanese Nationals
> 2:08.34 Ning Hu CHN October 1997 Chinese Nationals
> 2:08.67 Summer Sanders USA 1992 Olympic Games