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Female swimmers try to qualify and secure a place in the 100m backstroke final. World record holder Natalie Coughlin is one of the first to qualify, followed by Reiko Nakamura. Kirsty Coventry, hits the wall in 58.77, shattering Natalie Coughlin's world record and proving she's a real gold medal challenger. Swimming Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinal - World Record (58.77) - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Kirsty Coventry (ZIM), Natalie Coughlin (USA), Reiko Nakamura (JPN)

100m backstroke, Beijing 2008, COVENTRY, Kirsty, Swimming, Zimbabwe, Women,

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