Backstroke World Records Come Down At FINA World Masters Championships

Photo Courtesy: Ide Takahisa

More records fell at the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships with only more day of competition left to go in Budapest, Hungary. Three women’s backstroke world records came down, with more than a dozen championship records reset as well. Take a look at all the records that were broken below.

30-34 Age Group

Russia’s Maksim Ganikhin set a new championship record of 2:05.28 in the men’s 200 butterfly.

35-39 Age Group

Germany’s Nicole Heidemann set a new championship record in the women’s 200 breast when she won in 2:38.95.

Noriko Inada of the United States set a new world record with a sterling 1:01.75 in the women’s 100 backstroke, while Papua New Guinea’s Ryan Pini set a new world record of his own in the same event with a 57.91.

40 – 44 Age Group

Finland’s Raakel Luoto set a new world record in the women’s 100 backstroke, sneaking by the old mark by three-tenths with a 1:06.32.

Denmark’s Claus Lerche Iversen set a new championship record in the men’s 200 butterfly with a 2:09.96.

45-49 Age Group

Australia’s Linley Frame hit the wall in a new championship record in the women’s 200 breast with a 2:47.27. Vladislav Bragin of the Czech Republic set a new championship mark in the men’s 200 breast with a 2:25.39, just a second off the world record.

Great Britain’s Jo Corben set a new championship record in the 100 backstroke, touching in 1:08.60, while Turkey’s Serkan Atasay was less than a second off the world record with his championship record in the same event (1:00.97).

50-54 Age Group

Italy’s Carlo Travaini broke the championship record in the men’s 200 breaststroke with a 2:32.55.

55-59 Age Group

Denmark’s Pia Thulstrup was just half a second off the world record in the women’s 200 breast when she set a new championship record of 3:03.11.

Canada’s Denyse Senechal set a new championship record in the women’s 100 backstroke with a 1:16.81.

New Zealand’s Robyn Crotty broke the championship record in the women’s 200 butterfly, hitting the wall in 2:44.22.

60 – 64 Age Group

Russia’s Vladimir Gorkov set a new championship record in the men’s 100 backstroke with a 1:08.61.

65-69 Age Group

American Laura Val added another world record to her name, touching in 1:15.66 to set a new mark in the women’s 100 backstroke. Fellow American Tim Shead added another championship record to his name in the same event when he finished in 1:12.57.

Germany’s Marcela Neumeister set a new championship record in the women’s 200 butterfly with a 3:24.65.

70-74 Age Group

Australia’s Paul Wyatt set a new championship record in the 200 butterfly with a 3:03.85.

75-79 Age Group

Mike Freshley of the United States set a new championship record in the men’s 200 breast with a 3:18.30.

80-84 Age Group

South Africa’s Santa van Jaarsveld set a new championship record of 4:09.40 in the women’s 200 breaststroke, while Australia’s Tony Goodwin smashed the men’s championship record by nearly 20 seconds with his 3:31.14.

Hungary’s own Kati Dr Flora won the women’s 100 backstroke in a new championship record (1:43.57).

South Africa’s David McLachlan added another championship record to his name in the men’s 200 butterfly with a 3:48.35.

85-89 Age Group

Belgium’s Agnes van Obberghen set a new championship record in the 200 breaststroke by more than 30 seconds, touching in 4:25.72.

90-94 Age Group

Kerstin Gjores set a new championship record of 2:27.81 in the women’s 100 backstroke.

95-99 Age Group

Maurine Emilie Kornfeld of the United States added her name to the record books with a 2:52.03 championship record in the 100 backstroke.

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  1. Lynette Hines

    No mention of our wonder woman Julie Gunthorpe ( Akld) who smashed 3 NZ records, so far, and a Championship record and to date has 3 golds and 1 silver !!! Go Julie. Last event today in 400 freestyle. !!

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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