Arjola Trimi Among Record Setters on Day 1 of IPC European Champs

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In the first day of the 2016 IPC Swimming European Championships, three world records, two European records, and one Asian record were set.

Record setting events

Valerila Shabalina took down the S14 200 freestyle world record with a 2:03.54, faster than Bethany Firth went last week in Glasgow. Jessica-Jane Applegate posted a 2:06.29 for second, well ahead of third place finisher Michelle Alonso Morales in 2:16.87.

Muslima Odilova of Uzbekistan set the S13 women’s 100 butterfly world record with a 1:04.98. Darya Stukalova won the event in the S12 classification, posting a 1:04.92. Joanna Mendak and Alessia Berra earned silver and bronze in 1:06.44 and 1:07.81.

Arjola Trimi lowered her own S4 women’s 100 freestyle world record, finishing in 1:28.02. Mariia Lafina and Maryna Verbova placed second and third in 1:38.57 and 1:54.01.

Sari Gascon set the S9 women’s European record with her 28.89 50 meter freestyle, under the 2014 mark of 29.04. Natalia Mamlina finished second in 29.79. Nuria Marques Soto was third with a 30.03.

Ihar Boki went a 54.65 to claim the title in the S13 men’s 100 fly. Roman Makarov grabbed silver with a 57.03. Though not eligible to medal, Kirill Pankov of Uzbekistan set the Asian record in 57.97. Bronze went to Raman Salei in 57.98.

Other events

Denys Dubrov won the S10 men’s 400 freestyle in 4:08.54, just ahead of Russia’s Dmitri Bartasinskii in 4:08.77. Andre Brasil of Brazil touched third in 4:13.34, so bronze went to Patryk Karlinski of Poland in 4:17.09.

Canada’s Aurelie Rivard touched first in the women’s S10 400 freestyle in 4:34.65, while Elodie Lorandi earned gold in 4:35.54 and Oliwia Jablonska earned silver in 4:35.91. Bianka Pap rounded out the podium with a 4:45.77.

Oleksandr Komarov took home gold in the S6 100 backstroke in 1:19.82. With a 1:19.27 Sebastian Iwanow secured second. Thijs van Hofweegen placed third in 1:20.78.

The women’s S6 100 backstroke was won by Anastasia Diodrova in 1:26.67. A Ukranian duo- Oksana Khrul and Yelzaveta Mereshko touched in 1:27.71 and 1:29.34 to complete the podium.

World record holder Jonathan Fox went a 1:10.62 to win the S7 100 backstroke, ahead of Andre Gladkov (1:11.45) and Yevhenly Bohodayko (1:12.96).

Two German women topped the S7 100 backstroke podium as Verena Schott and Denise Grahl swam the event in 1:28.14 and 1:28.95. Italy’s Arianna Talamona finished in 1:32.79 for third.

Hennadii Boiko stopped the clock in 5:04.11 to win the men’s S1 200 freestyle. Ukranian teammate Anton Kol finished third in 5:07.90. Italian Francesco Bettella placed second in 5:05.70.

Dmitrii Kokarev won the men’s S2 200 freestyle with a 4:12.76. Serhii Palamarchuk and Ievgen Panibratets followed in 4:21.76 and 4:31.53.

In the S5 men’s 50 butterfly, Andrew Mullen swam a 36.91. Dmitrii Cherniaev and Beytullah Eroglu earned silver and bronze in 38.38 and 38.41.

The top finisher in the women’s S5 50 butterfly was Sarah Louise Rung in 43.71. Teresa Perales touched second in 46.14. Reka Kezdi was third in 46.41.

Matthew Wylie was the winner of the S9 men’s 50 freestyle, touching in 25.85. Leo Lahteenmaki touched second in 26.17 while Jose Antonio Mari Alcaraz finished third in 26.22.

Vincenso Boni‘s 45.94 won the S3 men’s 50 backstroke ahead of silver and bronze medalists Alexander Makarov (48.03) and MA Martinez T (52.53).

Olga Sviderska and Iulila Shishova were both under a minute in the S3 50 backstroke, touching in 56.03 and 59.51. Alexandra Stamatopoulou finished third in 1:01.15.

The top three men’s S14 200 freestylers cracked two minutes. Thomas Hamer touched in 1:57.96 while Jon Margeir Sverrisson on his heels in 1:58.06. Mikhail Kuliabin was third with a 1:58.75.

The S4 men’s 100 freestyle title went to Roman Zhdanov in 1:24.24 ahead of Darko Duric and Andrii Derevinskyi in 1:28.21 and 1:28.54.

Denis Tarasov (58.09) beat Oliver Hynd (59.88) and Bohdan Hyynenko (1:00.19) for the men’s S8 100 freestyle crown.

Olesia Vlatkina was first to the wall in the S8 women’s 100 freestyle, finishing in 1:09.97. Amalie Vinther and Mariia Pavlova touched second and third with times of 1:10.86 and 1:11.86.