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Records broken on day two of Dublin 2018

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Maisie Summers-Newton put in a world record-breaking swim in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley (SM6) on day two of the World Para-Swimming European Championships 2018.

She touched in 2:59.60 to finish ahead of Ukraine’s Yelyzav Mereshko, who clocked 3:01.69, while Verena Schott of Germany took home the bronze (3:05.39).

Eleanor Simmonds touched in 3:06.18 to take fourth while Grace Harvey finished sixth overall (3:10.43).

One-two in Men’s 200m Freestyle S14

Thomas Hamer set a second world record for Britain in the Men’s 200m S14 Freestyle event.

He bettered his own world record from the 2018 Commonwealth Games to set a new marker of 1:55.71.

Team mate Jordan Catchpole finished just behind Hamer in 1:59.64, while the bronze medal went to Netherlands’ Michiel Jorink (2:01.16).

All British podium in Women’s 200m Freestyle S14

Current world record holder Bethany Firth secured gold in the Women’s 200m S14 Freestyle.

Firth stopped the clock on 2:05.41 to claim her second medal in two days, after SB14 100m Breaststroke bronze on the opening night of competition.

Jessica-Jane Applegate finished 1.88 behind (2:07.29) to take the silver and Louise Fiddes collected the bronze medal (2:09.26).

In the Men’s 100m Freestyle, S9 Lewis White won a silver medal for Britain with a time of 56.29.

Simone Barlaam (Italy) took the gold in 54.42 and teammate Federico Morlacchi finished third (56.69).

Meanwhile, Toni Shaw (Scotland) secured the bronze in the Women’s 100m Freestyle S9 race.

She clocked 1:04.27 just behind Sarai Gascon (1:02.99) and Nuria Marques Soto (1:03.46), both from Spain.

There was also a bronze for Scottish swimmer Andrew Mullen, who finished third home in the S5 50m Backstroke in 36.69.

  • Head to World Para Swimming for full results, the schedule and to watch a live stream of the action from Dublin.
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