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Four more world records in third session of Nationals

Jessica-Jane Applegate, Ellie Robinson, Alice Tai and Jon Fox struck world records in the third session of the National Para-Swimming Championship (25m) 2017.

Applegate and Robinson continued their exceptional form in Manchester with their second and third world records of the week respectively.

Both swimmers had claimed new world records in the 100m Free on the opening day while Robinson had also added a world marker over 50m Free.

Applegate’s latest prize came in the 100m Butterfly as she swept more than two seconds inside her own personal best.

She ultimately came home in 1:05.02 – beating the old world record of 1:06.91 from 2015.

Robinson sets new world standard in 50m Fly

Robinson’s third world record of the meet was in the 50m Butterfly – the event in which she won S6 Paralympic gold at Rio 2016 last summer.

The Northampton teenager was comfortably within both her own PB and existing world record as she clocked 36.43.

Another youngster, Sophie Woodward, beat her own British S3 50m Fly record with a 1:20.55.

Tai and Fox on form in 100m Backstroke

Meanwhile, Paralympic medallist Tai’s world record came in the S9 100m Backstroke.

Tai won S10 100m Backstroke bronze on her Paralympic debut in Rio, and showed good speed to take down Stephanie Dixon’s world record of 1:07.83 in the S9 class.

She touched in 1:07.37, also beating Steph Millward’s British record 1:07.57 from 2009.

Fox clocked the first world record of the day, leading the way in the men’s 100m Backstroke.

The S7 swimmer is former Paralympic champion over 100m Back, having lifted the title at London 2012 after silver four years previously in Beijing.

And he will have been encouraged by his lifetime best form in Manchester, taking down his own short course world marker from 2013 with a 1:07.99 swim.

More British records in S10 and S14 classifications

The men’s 100m Back also saw British records for James Hollis and Jordan Catchpole.

Hollis lowered the S10 standard to 1:01.71 while Catchpole became the first British S14 swimmer under the minute mark with a 59.72 effort.

Catchpole was back later in the session with a European record over 100m Butterfly.

The UEA Norwich swimmer clocked 1:00.16 to set a new S14 record while Tyler Ioannau wasn’t far behind on a PB 1:00.52.

The S10 British record was also lowered in the 100m Fly as Kahoru Harazawa beat his own national marker with a 57.59 swim.

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