BERLIN, Germany, April 28. THE top swimmers in the Paralympic swimming community took to the water at the International German Championships in Berlin with quite a few world records taking a tumble this weekend.
Norway’s Ingrid Thunem put on a show in the womens’ 100-meter back S1 division with a 2:32.46 for the world record. Thunem doubled up with a 55.11 in the women’s 50-meter free S1 for her second world record of the meet. During finals, Thunem clipped her 100-meter back global mark with a 2:32.40.
Thunem kept on firing on all cylinders with a 1:56.95 during the women’s 100-meter free S1 heats for a world record. She notched another world record in the women’s 150-meter IM SM1 with a 3:45.84.
American superstar Jessica Long, still feeding off the positive energy a trip back to meet her birth family during the 2016 Sochi Winter Olympics, powered her way to a world record in the women’s 100-meter fly S8 with a 1:09.60. Hungary’s Reka Kezdi topped the women’s 100-meter fly S5 world record with a 1:51.96.
Great Britain’s Oliver Hynd threw down a 2:10.43 in the men’s 200-meter free S8 division for that category’s world record. Hynd later lowered the mark in finals with a 2:08.71.
Cyprus’ Karolina Pelendritou turned in a world record in the women’s 200-meter breast SB12 with a 2:50.01. She returned in the women’s 50-meter breast SN12 with a 34.91 for another global standard, before lowering it more with a 34.87 in finals.
Great Britain’s Hannah Russell popped a 32.49 in the women’s 50-meter back S12 to notch a world record. Russell later posted a 31.95 in finals to lower the mark.
Sweden’s Maja Reichard chased down the world record in the women’s 50-meter breast SB11 with a 39.68. Reichard then downed the women’s 100-meter breast SB11 mark with a 1:26.84.
Germany’s Naomi Maike Schnittger earned the world record in the women’s 200-meter free S12 with a 2:14.71. She clipped that mark during finals with a 2:14.55.
Germany’s Torben Schmidtke hit the wall in 3:01.20 in the men’s 200-meter breast SB6 for a world record of his own. Japan’s Keiichi Kimura stopped the clock in 2:32.63 in the men’s 200-meter fly S11 to down the world record in the division.
Russia’s Aleksandr Golintovskii clocked a world record in the men’s 800-meter free S13 with a 9:07.79. Great Britain’s Amy Marren rolled to a 5:23.91 in the women’s 400-meter IM SM9 to break the world record in the division.
USA’s Elizabeth Smith snared the world record in the women’s 50-meter fly S9 with a 31.90. Japan’s Takayuki Suzuki beat the men’s 200-meter IM SM4 world record with a 3:33.01.
USA’s Tucker Dupree cranked up a 28.07 in the men’s 50-meter back S12 during finals for a world record swim. Hungary’s Zsanett Adami posted a 5:00.16 in the women’s 150-meter SM2 to clock a world record. USA’s Curtis Lovejoy dropped a 3:31.09 for the world record in the men’s 100-meter breast SB1.