STANFORD, Calif., Aug. 4. The FINA World Masters Championships got underway at the Belardi and Baker pools at the Avery Aquatic Center on the campus of Stanford University with the 800-meter freestyle events.
World Records broken are as follows:
New Zealand’s Kirsten Cameron recorded a 9:14.82 to eclipse the women’s 30-34 world record of 9:16.82 previously set by Canada’s Lynn Marshal in 1992.
United States’ Sheila Taormina notched a 9:13.49 to surpass the women’s 35-39 world record of 9:16.20 previously set by the United States’ Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen in 1997.
Brazil’s Marcus Mattioli posted an 8:42.85 to break the men’s 45-49 world record of 8:58.84 previously set by the United States’ Jim McConica in 1999.
United States’ Graham Johnston touched in 11:25.95 to obliterate the men’s 75-79 world record of 12:46.62 previously set by the United States’ Roger Franks in 2002.
Britain’s Jane Asher clocked a 13:00.65 to demolish the women’s 75-79 world record of 14:10.50 previously set by the United States’ June Krauser in 2001.