German International Championships
Three world records were broken over the four days of the German International Championships in Berlin, by Britain’s Ollie Hynd, Amy Marren and Hannah Russell.
The British Gas GBR Para-Swimming team also set four European records not to mention lots of British records.
World Records broken
Ollie Hynd’s S8 world record came in the MC 200m Freestyle with a time of 2:08.71.The 19-year-old also set a British record (31.82) in the 50m Backstroke as well as winning MC golds in 400m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke.
Hannah Russell claimed her world record winning 50m Backstroke gold in a new S12 world record of 31.95. She also set European S12 records over 200m Backstroke (2:35.61) and 400m Individual Medley (5:49.68), and British records in the 50m Freestyle (27.72), 50m Butterfly (31.25) and 200m Individual Medley (2:37.46).
Britain’s third world record was swum by 15-year-old Amy Marren (S9) in the 400m Individual Medley, in 5:23.91. Marren also got three European records at the meet, finishing in 2:16.23 in the 200m Freestyle final and clocking PBs for gold in the MC 200m Backstroke (2:32.39) and 200m Butterfly (2:35.14).
European and British records fall
Other members of the team who impressed were 15-year-old Alice Tai, who set a European record, lowering the S10 marker to 2:28.01 as she won MC 200m Backstroke bronze. Tai also set S10 British records over 50m Butterfly (32.33) and 200m Freestyle (2:18.95).
Jessica-Jane Applegate (S14) also had a successful meet, adding to the British record tally with 400m Individual Medley (5:33.31), 50m Butterfly (30.38), 400m Freestyle (4:38.74) and 200m Butterfly (2:45.14).
The women’s British S14 800m Freestyle record also went in Berlin as Chloe Davies clocked a new marker of 9:44.03 while Jack Thomas (S14) and Matt Wylie (S9) also set 800m Free British records of 8:55.45 and 9:25.77 respectively.
Three British women’s breaststroke records were also broken, by Chloe Buck who clocked 2:55.06 for a new British SB8 200m Breaststroke marker before Claire Cashmore (SB8) set a 37.55 BR over 50m Breast and Nicole Lough (SB14) lowered her 100m Breast BR to 1:18.45.
Kahoru Harazawa and Danielle Bailey were the other two swimmers to set British records, Harazawa (SM10) touching in 5:12.20 in the 400m Individual Medley and Bailey (S4) clocking 3:07.19 for the 100m Backstroke.