Gold rush for Alice Tai as she sets new world record ... minutes after winning silverJune 8, 2019
Alice Tai broke another world record as she struck gold again at the Para-Swimming World Series in Germany – only minutes after winning a silver medal.
Following on from her opening day triumph in the Women’s 100m Butterfly, Tai topped the podium in the 50m Backstroke.
But there was little time for her to prepare as that race took place after she had just finished second in the Women’s 100m Freestyle.
She said: “I’m not sure [how I did that] as I’d just jumped out the 100m free. My heart rate was over the roof already.”
Tai’s S8 time in the multi-class race was 31.01 which earned her 985 points – three clear of Russia’s Anna Krivshina whose S12 time of 31.00 scored 982 points.
What a meet this is becoming for Britain's Alice Tai!!
Another WR wins her 🥇 in the 50m back…
— Para Swimming (@Para_swimming) June 7, 2019
Spain’s Nuria Marques Soto won the bronze with her S9 time of 32.92 gaining her a total of 881.
In the 100m Freestyle, Tai took joint second alongside Canada’s Aurelie Rivard.
Netherlands’ Liesette Bruinsma (S11) finished in 1:06.55 to take the gold medal with a score of 937.
Tai’s time of 1:04.3 was enough for 877 points – the same total as S10 swimmer Rivard who clocked 1:00.01.
Britain’s Jessica-Jane Applegate (S14) scored 838 points after she clocked a time of 59.25 which saw her finish in seventh spot.
Dunn triumphs in 100m Freestyle
Reece Dunn also claimed a gold medal in Berlin with victory in the Men’s 100m Freestyle.
Plymouth Leander’s Dunn, who won bronze on the opening day as he set a new S14 world record of 1:53.57 in the Men’s 200m Freestyle, led at the halfway stage and touched home first in 51.52.
That earned him 952 points and put him ahead of Greece’s Dimosthenis Michalentzakis (S8), who scored 855 for his time of 58.32.
Israel’s Ami Omer Dadaon was the bronze medallist as his S4 time of 1:28.27 secured him 39 points.
Britain’s Louis Lawlor (S14) was eighth after gaining 756 points for his time of 55.62.