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Masters World Champs, Day 5: Britain's Gillingham Strokes 1:04.73 for 100m Breast for 35-39 World Record -- June 8, 2004

By Peter Andersen

RICCIONE, Italy, June 7. EIGHT individual world records, highlighted by a brilliant 100m breast by three-time British Olympian Nick Gillingham in the men's 35-39 age group, tumbled on the fifth day of competition at the Masters World Championships in Riccione, Italy.

Gillingham clocked 1:04.73 to record the fastest time at the meet.

Three other global marks fell today. The USA's Jack Groselle took the men's 50-54 race in a record 1:11.49; while the German pair of Ulrike Urbaniak and L. Knoepfle set women's marks in the same event. Competing in the 50-54 age group, Urbaniak clocked 1:25.32. Knoepfle set a 65-69 standard with her 1:36.41.

Four records fell in the 400 IM as well. Brazil's Djan Madruga, a former Indiana star who said he wanted to break the 45-49 record by a second "for Doc," instead slashed seven seconds off the old mark to become the oldest man to break five minutes. Madruga clocked a startling 4:59.83.

Italy's Lorenzo Marugo, a physician, recorded his third world mark with a 50-54 mark of 5:03.27, victimizing Rick Colella for the third time.

Another Italian, Giampiero Fossati, clocked 5:46.59 to break Ed Cazalet's
5:49.53 from two years ago.

Germany's Brigitte Merten set a record for women 60-64 with her 6:14.40.

Two additional marks, by teams from Italy and Britain, set records in the 200m mixed medley relay.

RESULTS

WOMEN 400m IM
80 - 84 anni - L. K. Nochman (USA) 9'57"10
75 - 79 anni - J. Krauser (USA) 9'38"73
70 - 74 anni - J. Oliver (CAN) 7'38"87
65 - 69 anni - H. Reich (GER) 7'32"24
60 - 64 anni - J. Marr (USA) 6'47"89
55 - 59 anni - B. Merten (GER) 6'14"40 R.M.
50 - 54 anni - L. Vaca (MEX) 5'53"85
45 - 49 anni - L. Wilde (GBR) 5'45"61
40 - 44 anni - N. Muir-Cochrane (GBR) 5'30"95
35 - 39 anni - L. Welting (USA) 5'38"77
30 - 34 anni - N. Day (USA) 5'09"93
25 - 29 anni - H. Schlappal (GER) 5'22"91

MEN 400m IM
85 - 89 anni - W. Johnston (USA) 13'15"76
80 - 84 anni - J. Davis (GBR) 9'59"20
75 - 79 anni - K. Hauter (GER) 7'31"58
70 - 74 anni - A. vereschchagin (RUS) 6'59"40
65 - 69 anni - L. Vagujhelyi (HUN) 6'27"64
60 - 64 anni - G. Fossati (ITA) 5'46"59 R.M.
55 - 59 anni - R. T. Spieker (USA) 5'38"78
50 - 54 anni - L. Marugo (ITA) 5'03"27 R.M.
45 - 49 anni - D. Madruga (BRA) 4'59"83 R.M.
40 - 44 anni - J. P. Berndt (USA) 4'53"24
35 - 39 anni - N. Granger (FRA) 4'44"27
30 - 34 anni - M. Millers (GER) 5'00"76
25 - 29 anni - S. Janitzki (GER) 4'52"72


WOMEN 100m Breaststroke
90 - 94 anni - L. Caracciolo De Freitas (BRA) 4'38"15
85 - 89 anni - M. Hamuro (JPN) 2'42"17
80 - 84 anni - O. Kokorina (RUS) 2'01"74
75 - 79 anni - S. Neuhauser (AUT) 1'48"65
70 - 74 anni - E. Pellis (BEL) 1'41"04
65 - 69 anni - L. Knoepfle (GER) 1'36"41 R.M.
60 - 64 anni - H. Berger (GER) 1'29"86
55 - 59 anni - U. Hoffmann (GER) 1'30"24
50 - 54 anni - U. Urbaniak (GER) 1'25"32 R.M.
45 - 49 anni - A. Heath (GBR) 1'22"88
40 - 44 anni - S. Seminatore (ITA) 1'17"27
35 - 39 anni - S. Gerasch (GER) 1'15"36
30 - 34 anni - N. Day (USA) 1'15"45
25 - 29 anni - B. Arrigo (ITA) 1'16"91

MEN 100m breasststroke
90 - 94 anni - R. Cordoves De Beon (CUB) 3'48"16
85 - 89 anni - H. Yoshimoto (JPN) 2'18"17
80 - 84 anni - M. Van Gelder (NED) 1'47"25
75 - 79 anni - G. Giera (GER) 1'38"15
70 - 74 anni - V. Svozil (CZE) 1'33"53
65 - 69 anni - B. Fabian (HUN) 1'25"28
60 - 64 anni - K. Frost (USA) 1'19"12
55 - 59 anni - J. Sicot (FRA) 1'19"64
50 - 54 anni - J. Groselle (USA) 1'11"49 R.M.
45 - 49 anni - G. Christiansen (SWE) 1'10"29
40 - 44 anni - T. Ligl (GER) 1'09"96
35 - 39 anni - N. Gillingham (GBR) 1'04"73 R.M.
30 - 34 anni - R. Pachel (EST) 1'06"47
25 - 29 anni - M. Cheppel (GBR) 1'05"72


Mixed 200m Medley Relay
100-119 anni - Club Emil Friedman (VEN) 1'58"28
120-159 anni - Pcwks (RUS) 1'57"53
160-199 anni - Polisoprtiva Nadir (ITA) 1'56"86 R.M.
200-239 anni - Neukollin Berlin (GER) 2'12"88
240-279 anni - Heart of England (GBR) 2'17"78 R.M.
280-319 anni - Soik Hellas (SWE) 2'41"12
320-359 anni - Soik Hellas (SWE) 3'18"19