Jamie Cooke beats own 200m record in modern pentathlon

Jamie Cooke
Cooke has now set long and short-course records this month

Jamie Cooke has set a world record for the modern pentathlon 200m freestyle for the second time this month.

The 20-year-old set the long-course record at the Olympics test event on 9 July, where he finished ninth overall.

And he took more than two seconds off his own short-course record with a time of one minute 50.05 seconds in the European Championships semi-finals.

He won the swim in his semi by over eight seconds and said: "I felt really good so I just went for it."

Fellow Britons Sam Weale, Nick Woodbridge and Rob Flack are also competing for a place in Saturday's final.

The top-eight finishers will achieve the London 2012 Olympic Games qualifying standard.