• Alain Bernard swam a world-record, 47.50, in March 2008 in the 100-meter free.
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The swim contingent from Flag of France.svg took note of the Flag of the United States.svg men's 100 freestyle. The French have been favorites in the men's 4­x100 free relay. But in the 100 free prelims and semis in July 2008, at the Flag of the United States.svg Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, three men -- Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak and eventual winner Garrett Weber-Gale -- all broke 48 seconds for the first time.

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