Hannah Russell continued her blistering form with an S12 world record on the penultimate day of the 2015 IDM Berlin Para-Swimming Meet in Germany.
Having achieved a significant milestone by ducking under the minute marker to top this year’s S12 100m Freestyle world rankings on day two in Berlin, the 18-year old broke the 400m Freestyle world record in her visually impaired classification just 24 hours later.
Russell is yet to win an international gold over 400m Free, having set her old British record for silver at the London 2012 Paralympic Games then added bronze at the 2013 Worlds and silver at last year’s Europeans.
But the 18-year old is now top of the list of contenders heading into this year’s World Championships in Glasgow, having beaten Anna Efimenko’s old marker of 4:37.37 from the 2008 Paralympics with her 4:37.14 effort.
Chloe Davies was also on record-breaking form, albeit in two events which aren’t on the schedule at major IPC events.
The 16-year old took MC 200m Backstroke silver with an S14 world record of 2:27.42 and also set a new world marker of 4:39.68 in the MC 400m Freestyle, although her time was slower than Jessica-Jane Applegate’s British record.
Tom Hamer set a pair of freestyle British records in his S14 classification, clocking 25.40 to win the B final in the MC 50m Freestyle and a new 400m Free marker of 4:19.55.
There were also British records for SB8 swimmer Claire Cashmore, clocking 37.51 in the 50m Breaststroke and both S6 swimmer Eleanor Robinson (3:15.02) and S14 swimmer Reagan Doig (2:32.66) in the 200m Butterfly.