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EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, August 19. USA's Mallory Weggemann pocketed her ninth world record of the meet during the fifth night of action at the IPC Swimming World Championships.
She clocked a 1:08.45 in the women's 100 free S7. That performance smashed her previous standard of 1:09.82 set in March. She also checked in with a 32.42 at the 50-meter mark, which came up short of her world record in the 31s from earlier in the meet.
Only once has Weggemann not won or set a world record this week, and that was a, 1:23.19 to 1:23.39, loss to the world-record holder Kirsten Bruhn in the women's 100 back S7. Weggemann has also set world records with split three times already this week in what has been quite possibly one of the most amazing events by a swimmer ever.
Norway's Sarah Louise Rung dominated the women's 100 breast SB4 with a time of 1:52.64 that lowered the world record. That swim cleared the previous mark of 1:54.51 set by Beatrice Hess at the 2000 Paralympics.
Canada's Summer Ashley Mortimer kept her strong meet going with a world record in the women's 50 free S10. She dropped a 28.35 to clear Jessica Sloan's 2000 mark of 28.44.
China's Xia Jiangbo finished the women's 50 breast SB2 in 1:12.62 for the world record. She eclipsed her previous standard of 1:14.28 set in June this summer.
Germany's Daniela Schulte crushed her world record in the women's 400 free S11 with a time of 5:10.77. She demolished her previous record of 5:17.21 set last year.
Belarus' Ihar Boki downed the global mark in the men's 400 free S13 with a time of 4:06.91. That swim bettered the previous record of 4:13.10 set by Charles Bouwer in June. Bouwer took second tonight in 4:11.77, under his previous mark.
Australia's Peter Leek put up a 1:00.45 in the men's 100 fly S8 to down his own world record set at the 2008 Paralympics. He clocked a 1:00.95 back in 2008 for the previous mark.
Eleanor Simmonds turned in a 1:15.97 in the women's 100 free S6 for a world record. She downed her previous global standard of 1:16.21 set back in 2009.
Brazil's Daniel Dias crushed his world record in the men's 200 free S5 with a time of 2:26.51. That performance wiped out his previous global mark of 2:31.58 set last year.
Australia's Matthew Cowdrey won the men's 50 free S9 in 25.53, while Brazil's Daniel Dias topped the men's 100 breast SB4 in 1:36.93. Great Britain's Louise Watkin claimed the women's 50 free S9 in 29.26, while Brazil's Andre Brasil captured the men's 50 free S10 in 23.53.
Mexico's Arnulfo Castorena won the women's 50 breast SB2 in 58.31, while Spain's Miguel Luque took the men's 50 breast SB3 title in 49.26. Denmark's Karina Lauridsen clocked a 1:02.54 for the women's 50 breast SB3 triumph. Spain's Enhamed Mohamed snared the men's 400 free S11 title in 4:44.08.
Russia's Sergey Punko captured the men's 400 free S12 crown in 4:11.25, while Russia's Anna Efimenko took the women's 400 free S12 in 4:48.72. Canada's Valerie Grand-Maison clocked a 4:31.99 to win the women's 400 free S13. USA's Jessica Long took home the women's 100 fly S8 in 1:11.78, while Germany's Sebastien Iwanow pocketed the men's 100 free S6 in 1:07.09.
Great Britain's David Roberts snared the men's 100 free S7 title in 1:01.80, while Norway's Sarah Louise Rung posted a 2:51.12 to win the women's 200 free S5.
Brazil's Daniel Dias, Ivanildo Vasconcelos, Jeferson Amaro and Clodoaldo Silva won the men's 200 medley relay – 20 Points with a time of 2:37.32. China's Lu Dong, Xia Jiangbo, Jiang Fuying and Song Lingling won the women's 200 medley relay – 20 Points with a time of 3:11.37.