Elysha Chloe Pribadi, 15, Sets Three Indonesian Records in One Month

Elysha Chloe Pribadi; Photo Courtesy: Instagram, @pbprsi

Elysha Chloe Pribadi, a 15-year-old rising star from Indonesia, has set three national short-course records in the last month at meets held in Australia.

The 15-year-old’s records came in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, as announced by the Indonesia Swimming Association (PRSI).

Pribadi’s time in the 200 breast took down the longest standing record. At the McDonalds Queensland Short Course Championships, Pribadi clocked in at 2:37.56, taking down a record set in 2006 by Felicia Tjandra by more than five seconds (2:42.66). She also edged Ressa Kania Dewi’s record in the 100 breast from last year by .01 with a time of 1:10.56.

She competed in five events at the Queensland Championships – the 100 and 200 breaststroke, 100 and 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly. She won the girls 15-year-old 100 IM in a time of 1:04.61.

The records come less than a month after she downed the national record in the 50 breaststroke, a time of 33.12 seconds at the Speedo Short Course meet in Brisbane on Aug. 29. That erased Margareta Kreptadani’s record from 2013 (33.61).

“This whole COVID-19 situation has troubled me, mentally and physically,” Pribadi told The Jakarta Post. “My preparations over the past year were basically ruined, as I had to stop training for 10 weeks due to the pandemic in Australia.”

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