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Tai breaks another world record as she seals six-medal haul in Berlin

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Great Britain’s Alice Tai capped off a spectacular week at the Para-swimming World Series finale, winning two gold medals and breaking another world record on the closing night in Berlin.

The Ealing swimmer has made a series of statements in the German capital as she prepares for the World Championships in London in September.

Tai became the first S8 swimmer to break the 29-second barrier in the Women’s 50m Freestyle on Saturday, her fourth world record in just three days.

She again set a new benchmark on Sunday, winning her Women’s 50m Butterfly heat in a world record time of 30.67s.

Tai then began the evening session by winning gold in the Women’s 100m Backstroke, before finishing fifth in a gruelling Women’s 200m Individual Medley final.

The 20-year-old left her best until last, lowering her earlier world record to 30.62s to claim gold in the 50m Butterfly, taking her medal haul for the meet to six and her world record tally to seven.

Meanwhile, Paralympic swimmer Stephen Clegg won silver in the Men’s 50m Butterfly.

The 20-year-old touched the wall in 25.51s for a total of 968 points.

Photo: @Para_swimming/Twitter

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