First revealed in The Age on April 6, 1992
Perkins, indisputably No. 1
The superb Kieren Perkins set his second world file in 48 hours when he slashed the 1500 metres freestyle time by nearly two seconds final night time.
In an impressive solo swim – nobody might stick with him within the Australian Institute of Sport pool – Perkins was forward of the world file time all the best way and clocked 14 minutes 48.40 seconds. This took 1.96 seconds off the file of 14:50.36 set by Germany’s Joerg Hoffman when he beat Perkins on the planet championships in Perth 15 months in the past.
But the 18-year-old Queenslander was removed from pleased with final night time’s effort, which adopted his world 400 metres freestyle file on Friday night time.
“I simply needed that file. I believe I might have gone loads faster as a result of, technically, it wasn’t race,” he stated.
“I went out too quick and died within the center. Due to that, I’m not very pleased with the swim… I do know I might have gone a bit of faster.”
Perkins now holds 4 world information — the 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle marks and the 1500 metres short-course file — and is poised to grow to be Australia’s biggest male swimmer. He and his coach, John Carew, consider the 2 information since Friday night time are a style of far higher issues to come back.