JONTY SKINNER BREAKS THE WORLD RECORD IN THE 100 FREE
JONTY SKINNER BREAKS THE WORLD RECORD
Today, August 14, in the year 1976, at Kelly Pool in Philadelphia, ISHOF Honoree and South African swimmer, Jonty Skinner, broke the world record in the 100 meter freestyle, in a time of 49.44.
He broke fellow ISHOF Honoree, Jim Montgomery’s record of 49.99 that was set 20 days earlier at the Olympic Games in Montreal. Jonty, was unable to compete in the Olympic Games, because of South Africa’s history of apartheid.
Watch the race here: