Ten World Records fall at World Para Swimming World Series Berlin

The start of the 100m freestyle in Berlin (Photo: World Para Swimming)

Saturday saw ten more world records fall at the World Para Swimming World Series event in Berlin, the final event before the World Championships at the end of the month.

Yet again the action was tight with a plethora of world records with Monica Boggioni, the Italian teenager won yet again. She continued on from her 200m freestyle win on Thursday with a win in the 150m individual medley, winning and setting a new world record of SM4 of 2:46.73.

There were two world records in the women’s 800m freestyle with the top two breaking the world record for their classification. Polish swimmer Oliwia Jablonska won the race and broke the S10 world record in a time of 9:18.36, in second was Britain’s Jessica-Jane Applegate breaking the S14 world record of 9:15.69.

Four world records fell in the men’s 800m freestyle with the winner Oliver Hynd of Great Britain breaking the long standing S8 world record with a time of 9:12.26. The S10 record was broken by Dutchman Bas Takken (8:31.40), in the S13 Frenchman Alex Portal set a new world record of 8:55.86 and Japan’s Uchu Tomita broke the S11 9:53.88 record.

Another world record fell in the women’s 50m backstroke with Spaniard Nuria Marques Soto broke the S9 mark with 32.76.

In the men’s 150m individual medley British swimmer Thomas Harner also managed his second win of the meet, following on from his 200m freestyle win. He did not manage to break the world record though, but showed strong form as one of the notable winners on the day.

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