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|Friday, August 03, 2001, updated at 15:02(GMT+8)|
Hackett Sets 800 Meters Short-Course World RecordAustralian Grant Hackett set a world record in the men's 800 meters freestyle at the Australian Short Course Championships in Perth on Friday.
Hackett, who had broken 1,500m freestyle world record at the World Swimming Championship in Japan five days ago, clocked seven minutes 25.28 seconds, slicing 9.62 seconds off the previous mark set by Australia's Kieren Perkins in Sydney in 1993.
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