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Harazawa clocks pair of British records at BUCS Short Course 2016

Kahoru Harazawa struck a couple of British records at the BUCS Short Course Championships 2016 in Sheffield.

The Loughborough University swimmer lowered his own markers over 100m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley in the S10 classification.

Harazawa has been in impressive form this short course season, having clocked 50m Fly and 200m IM records at last month’s Manchester International Meet.

And he continued his form into Ponds Forge with some standout performances.

The 19-year old’s first record came in the 100m Fly as he touched in 57.92. His previous record stood at 58.57 from the Hillingdon Winter Short Course Meet in December 2015.

He followed up with PBs of 24.86 and 54.25 in the 50m and 100m Free respectively. His effort in the former moved him to the second fastest British S10 swimmer of all time in the 50m Free.

Only Graham Edmunds has gone faster than the teenager, having clocked the British record 24.31 at the Swim Wales Championships seven years ago.

Harazawa closes in on European marker in 200m IM

Harazawa was back in record-breaking form in the 200m IM, smashing his 2:13.97 from Manchester with a 2:12.32 effort.

The English swimmer’s time was also within half a second of Olivier van de Voort’s European record 2:11.95 from 2015.

Harazawa’s Loughborough University teammate James Hollis also got in on the act with a British record of his own.

The S10 swimmer lowered his own 100m Backstroke marker, taking the record down to 1:04.05.