Bela Banki Horvath Breaks 95-99 World Record During Day 2 of 2015 FINA World Masters Championships

Photo Courtesy: Aleksandr Safronov/FINA Kazan2015

A handful of world records fell on day two of the 2015 FINA World Masters Championships, including one in the 95-99 age division by Hungary’s Bela Banki Horvath of Murena Szegedy Uszo.

World Records

Hungary’s Bela Banki Horvath of Murena Szegedy Uszo smashed the men’s 95-99 200-meter backstroke world record with a 5:24.20.  That swim blasted the previous mark of 5:30.07 set by Japan’s Toshiji Sato back in 2010.

South Africa’s Sanderina Kruger of Cape Town MSC put up a 1:09.23 in the women’s 75-79 100-meter freestyle.  That swim downed the world record of 1:09.52 set by Charlotte Davis in January as Kruger reclaimed the record she had owned since 2014.

Great Britain’s Emma Gage of Trafford Metro Bor Swim Club earned a world record in the women’s 25-29 100-meter free with a time of 56.96. That effort cleared the 57.26 set by Kerstin Lange in April.

Australia’s Janette Jeffrey of Malvern Marlins churned her way to a world record in the women’s 65-69 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:32.66.  That swim eclipsed the previous mark of 1:33.23 set by Nobuko Yasuda in 2010.

Meet Records

Germany’s Christel Schulz of Einheit Rathenow lowered the meet record in the women;s 75-79 200-meter back with a 3:28.49. That was faster than the listed record of 3:40.21, and just off her own world record of 3:28.42 from April.

Schulz picked off a second meet record with a 1:20.10 in the women’s 75-79 100-meter free. That beat the previous top time of 1:20.15 and nearly lowered Yoshiko Osaki’s world record of 1:19.71 from 2014.

Germany’s Kerstin Pieper-Kohler of Blumenthaler TV downed the meet record in the women’s 55-59 200-meter back with a 2:51.06. That swim nipped the listed meet mark of 2:51.07.

Czech’s Jan Ziegler of Plavecky Veteransky Klub cleared the men’s 90-94 200-meter back meet record with a 4:24.15.  That beat the listed top time of 4:33.77.

Sweden’s Anette Philipsson of Linkopings Allmanna clocked a 1:01.51 in the women’s 50-54 100-meter free to break the listed meet record. She nearly downed Laura Val’s world record of 1:01.13 set back in 2001.

Russia’s Irina Shlemova of Tsunami lowered the meet record in the women’s 30-34 100-meter free with a 57.65.

Austria’s Gerhard Wieland of SV Kapfenberg cranked out a meet record time of 1:05.57 in the men’s 70-74 100-meter free.

South Africa’s Calvin Maughan of Cape Town MSC turned in a 54.80 to set the meet record in the men’s 50-54 100-meter free.  That performance cleared the listed meet record of 55.13 and nearly beat Maughan’s world record of 54.36 from March.

Russia’s Sergey Mukhin of Tsunami lowered the meet record in the men’s 30-34 100-meter free with a 51.32, edging the listed meet mark of 51.98.

Russia’s Natalia Vinokurenkova of Troyka put up a time of 1:11.19 in the women’s 30-34 100-meter breast to set the meet record.

Russia’s Anatoliy Lisitskiy of Aquatoria broke the meet record in the men’s 90-94 100-meter breast with a time of 2:34.59.

Japan’s Shigehiro Takahashi of Granvalley cleared the meet record in the men’s 50-54 100-meter breast with a time of 1:09.85.

Russia’s Alexander Vladimirov of Poseidon clocked a 1:03.16 to lower the meet record in the men’s 25-29 100-meter breast.

2015 FINA World Masters Championships: Day 2 – Results

5 Comments

5 comments

  1. avatar
    montell

    In the women’s 65-69 100 breast, Croatia’s Giurgiza Gabrilo set a world record at the 2012 FINA World Masters Championships in Riccione, Italy with a time of 1:30.16, annihilating the previous record of 1:33.23, set by Japan’s Nobuko Yasuda in 2010. This was posted by SWM on June 11, 2012.

  2. avatar
    montell

    Sanderina Kruger did start in the women’s 65-69 age group. The ratification process of masters world records are always confusing. On August 13, 2012 SWM posted that Ruth Shaps shattered the world mark in the 100 freestyle for the 65-69 age group with a 1:08.65, taking down Germany’s Christel Schulz’s record of 1:12.00. This time sees to be completely unrecognised.

  3. avatar

    Hi Montell,

    Records are always unofficial until ratified. Even though we report on Masters times that are world records all the time, it doesn’t mean that they wind up being recognized.

    A meet like FINA World Masters Championships, though, is about the only time there is a guarantee that a record is going to be recognized because it is at FINA’s own meet.

    • avatar
      montell

      That’s right. Or not. Nobody knows what happens with Croatia’s Giurgiza Gabrilo’s “world record” of 1:30.16 at the 2012 FINA World Masters Championships in Riccione in the women’s 65-69 100 breast. Maybe given information on June 11, 2012 by SWM was false.

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