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World records continue to tumble at Ponds Forge

6th May 2012

An individual and three team world records were broken in the second day of the British Gas Masters Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

Jane Asher added to her European record from the first day of competition to take gold in the 80-84 age group of the 400m Freestyle in a time of 6:39.90.

The mixed 400m Freestyle  relays saw the second world record of the day by the quartet from Trafford. The team made up of Alec Johnson, Helen Sadler, Lucy Lloyd-Roach and Stephen Harding clocked an impressive time of 4:03.70 to storm to victory in the 160+ age group.

Teams from Long Eaton and Birmingham went on to set two further world records in the 4x100m Medley relays in the women’s and then men’s events respectively.

The women’s team from Long Eaton made up of Margaret Tuck, Helen Gorman, Rebecca Fox and Helen Akers touched in a time of 4:52.79 in the 160+ age group.

Alan Jackson, Keith Ingram, Trevor Clark and Arthur Lowe from Birmingham won their event comfortably in 5:37.43 in the 280+ age group, more than a minute ahead of second place.

Six European records were also broken with two going to March’s Stephen Mavin in the 35-39 age group 100 Butterfly (56.28) and as part of a relay in the 160+ 4x100m Medley relay (4:14.76) to add to his two British records from the first day of competition.

Thirty-one British records were broken in total with five of these going to Birmingham Masters. An impressive record tally already from Ponds Forge as we go into the final day of competition.

  • For full results from the second day in Sheffield, CLICK HERE
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