2 More World Records Broken in Final Day of IPC European Championships

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On the final day of the IPC European Championships, two world records, two Asian and one European record were broken.

Record Setting Events

Oksana Khrul of Ukraine lowered her own S6 50 butterfly world record tonight. She touched in 35.48, over a half second faster than the 36.05 she posted at the 2012 Olympic Games. Second place finisher Eleanor Robinson finished in 35.66, also under the old record.

Valeriia Shabalina of Russia touched in 2:18.37 in the SM14 women’s 200 IM. That time was nearly three seconds quicker than her own 2:21.33 world record from July 2015.

Thanh Tung Vo set the Asian record in the men’s S5 50 freestyle. The Vietnamese swimmer finished in 34.43.

In the SM13 women’s 200 IM, Shokhsanamkhon Toshpulatova of Uzbekestan set the Asian record with her 2:26.59. Ana Stetsenko finished second in 2:28.54, still good enough for the European record.

Other events

Federico Morlacchi was victorious in the men’s S9 400 freestyle with a 4:19.28. The women’s champion was Stephanie Millward in 4:45.71.

Andre Brasil touched in 1:01.34 to claim the title in the S10 men’s 100 backstroke. Bianka Pap got gold in the women’s event with a 1:09.11.

Yevheniy Bohodayko posted a 28.23 in the S7 men’s 50 freestyle to take home the title. Susannah Rodgers touched in 33.80 to win the women’s S7 50 freestyle.

In the S4 50 freestyle Arjola Trimi led the women with her 41.12 and Roman Zhdanov was the top finisher for the men in 39.57. Teresa Perales was the fastest 50 freestyler among S5 women, stopping the clock in 38.01.

In the S6 50 butterfly Nelson Crispin touched in 31.51. Dennis Tarasov won gold in the men’s S8 50 freestyle with a 26.21 while the women’s S8 gold went to Stephanie Slater win a 30.57.

Matheus Sousa topped the podium in the S11 men’s 100 freestyle where he posted a 59.72. Cecilia Camellini stopped the clock in 1:09.20 to win the women’s S11 event.

Marc Evers touched in 2:11.67 on his way to gold in the SM14 men’s 200 IM. Ihar Boki earned the SM13 men’s 200 IM title in 2:05.34.

Great Britian’s 34 point women’s 400 medley relay was first to the wall. The quartet of Stephanie MillwardHarriet LeeClaire Cashmore, and Rodgers finished in 4:53.15.