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Record breaking weekend for Brits

5th November 2012

James Hollis (S10) swam to his first world record in the 200m Butterfly at the British Universities and College Sports competition that took place in Sheffield this weekend.

Hollis, who represented ParalympicsGB at London 2012, swam for Loughborough University at the short course competition and lowered the world mark to 2:17.05.

Of his record he commented: “I have been trying to break that world record for the last year and I am really happy that I have done it and met my first goal with Loughborough University.

“Everyone was swimming well for Loughborough at the weekend and I think the feel within the team pushed me to swim a little quicker.”

Eleni Papadopoulos (S10) also broke the 200m Butterfly world record as well as her own British record at the BUCS Champs, clocking 2:37.52.

Papadopoulos also beat her own 50m Butterfly British record later in the meet, touching in 33.16.

Meanwhile, Paralympic champion Jessica-Jane Applegate (S14) broke two British records in the 400m and 200m Freestyle at the Big Bang Meet in Norwich.

She broke her British record in the 400m Freestyle and lowered the time to 4:37.21 and took a second off her 200m time to 2:11.56.

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