Record-breaking Summers-Newton is one of four through to day four finalsAugust 28, 2021
Maisie Summers-Newton lay down a marker as she set a new Paralympic record to qualify fastest from the heats session on day four of the Paralympic Games.
The newly crowned Paralympic champion in the SM6 200m Individual Medley set up an exciting final in the Women’s SB6 100m Breaststroke event as she and teammate Ellie Simmonds booked their places.
Summers-Newton clocked a time of 1:33.12, beating the previous Paralympic record of 1:35.39 by 2.27 seconds.
Finishing second in the same heat was GB’s Simmonds who also qualified comfortably in a time of 1:39.95.
Harvey and Mullooly book finals spots
In the Women’s SB5 100m Breaststroke, Grace Harvey swam her fastest-ever heats time of 1:42.09 to qualify fastest for the final.
Northampton’s Zara Mullooly also kept her medal hopes alive in the Women’s S10 100m Freestyle. She touched the wall in 1:02.18 to finish in third place in her heat.
Strong performances from both Lyndon Longhorne and Will Perry saw the former set a season’s best time and the latter a new personal best, despite missing out on a place in their respective finals.
Longhorne finished 12th overall in the Men’s SM4 150m Individual Medley. His season’s best was a time of 2:52.76.
Perry recorded his fastest-ever competition swim of 1:30.44 in the Men’s SB6 100m Breaststroke event to place 16th overall.