George du Rand smashes the 200m backstroke world record today (7 November 2009) in a time of 1min. 47.08sec in Moscow Russia at the Fina/Arena World Cup Swimming event.
The old record was held by Markus Rogan of Austria. His world record time was 1min 47,84sec.
Here an image of George that i took at the African leg of the Fina/Arena World Cup swimming on 17 October 2009 in Durban.