Four more Paralympic final spots booked and British record is shattered in TokyoAugust 30, 2021
ParalympicsGB swimmers have sealed four more Tokyo 2020 final spots – while a British record was also shattered in the latest round of heats.
Ellie Robinson, Stephanie Millward, Andrew Mullen and Ellie Challis will all be bidding for a place on the podium during the day six finals.
Meanwhile, Lyndon Longhorne clocked a massive personal best in the heats of the S4 200m Freestyle as he set a new British record.
His time of 3:25.07 was 12 seconds quicker than his previous best of 3:37.70 he set at the British Para-Swimming international Meet In Sheffield in April.
It earned him fifth spot and agonisingly just outside a place in the final as he finished ninth place overall.
Title on the line
Defending Paralympic champion Robinson was second in her S6 50m Butterfly heat in 37.24.
Grace Harvey was sixth in 41.18 to take 11th spot overall
Millward finished fifth in her S9 100m Backstroke heat in 1:15.13 and will swim in lane eight – while Mullen touched home in 37.99 to claim fourth spot in the S5 50m Backstroke heats and book a final place.
Ellie Challis was second in her S3 100m Freestyle heat in a time of 1:53.63.
She will be looking to add to her silver medal she won in the S3 50m Backstroke during this morning’s finals session.