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Introduced by: Pierce, Welch


        A RESOLUTION honoring Leila Vaziri.

    Whereas, Leila Vaziri is the current world record holder in the women's 50 meter backstroke;

    Whereas, Leila Vaziri set the new world record on March 28, 2007, at the World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne, Australia, with a time of 28.16 seconds;

    Whereas, With this record, Leila Vaziri becomes the first female Indiana University swimmer to break a world record or win a world championship;

    Whereas, In addition to her gold medal, Leila Vaziri placed 10th in the 100 meter backstroke at the world championships;

    Whereas, Two weeks before the world championships, Leila Vaziri earned a bronze medal in the 100 yard backstroke at the NCAA championships;

    Whereas, Leila Vaziri will leave an indelible mark at Indiana University because, in addition to her world championship victory, she has earned 15 All-America certificates during her Hoosier career, the most in school history; and

    Whereas, The accomplishments of this outstanding swimmer should be recognized by all of the people of Indiana: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives congratulates Leila Vaziri for setting a new world record in the women's 50 meter backstroke at the world championships and wishes her continued success in all her future endeavors.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Leila Vaziri.


HR 1589/DI 84



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