A world record in
swimming was broken Thursday at the 1st World Outgames
in Montreal's Olympic Pool, when gay American
swimmer Daniel Veatch set a new record time in the
200-meter backstroke in the 40-44 age category.
Veatch, who is from San Francisco, logged in a time of
2:14.83, edging out the previous record of 2:15.49 set
Veatch is a former Olympic athlete who competed
at the Seoul Games in 1988, when he finished seventh
in the 200-meter backstroke, his speciality. Since
swimming competitions at the Outgames are sanctioned by
the Quebec Swimming Federation, the record set by Veatch is
in the process of being registered with FINA, the
international swimming governing body. (Sirius OutQ
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