Ellie Robinson powers to 50m Free world recordDecember 9, 2017
Ellie Robinson powered to a 50m Freestyle world record in the second session of the National Para-Swimming Disability Championships (25m).
Having starred with an S6 100m Free world record in the opening session in Manchester, 16-year old Robinson proved just as effective in the shorter sprint.
The Northampton swimmer, who won S6 50m Fly gold on her Paralympic debut last year, struck more than a second off the old world marker, touching in 34.22.
Hannah Russell and Suzanne Warren also took down their own British records in the women’s 50m Free.
Paralympic champion Russell lowered her S12 marker to 27.13 while S4 national record holder Warren stopped the clock on 58.74.
European records for Harvey and Harazawa
While Robinson‘s was the only world record of the session, Grace Harvey and Kahoru Harazawa took down continental markers in the 200m Individual Medley.
Hoddesdon swimmer Harvey was more than eight seconds faster than the existing European SM7 200m IM record as she clocked a PB 3:06.24.
Meanwhile, Harazawa broke the SM10 200m IM marker with a 2:10.21 effort in the men’s events.
Jessica-Jane Applegate also clocked a British SM14 200m IM record with her 2:26.29 PB.
Hamer and Wylie shine in men’s 50m Free
The opening event of the session, the men’s 50m Free, saw British records downed in the S9 and S14 classifications.
Tom Hamer, who broke the S14 100m Free world record in the opening session in Manchester, beat the British standard for 50m Free, taking his PB down to 24.26.
Lewis White clocked a new British record in the S9 class, touching in 26.07, before Paralympic champion Matt Wylie beat White’s time in the very next heat with a 25.95 effort.
Suzanne Warren closed the session with her second British record of the day, beating her own S4 50m Backstroke marker with a 58.06 swim.
- Click here to view full results from Manchester.