Five World Records Fall in Day One of FINA World Masters Championships

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.

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