IPC Swimming World Championships: Mallory Weggemann Remains on Fire

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EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, August 17. THE world-record steamroller that is Mallory Weggemann of the U.S. kept abusing the global standards in her classification at the IPC Swimming World Championships as she claimed her sixth world record in three days.

Weggemann, the reigning Swimming World Disabled Female Swimmer of the Year, already broke five world records in the first two days with global marks in the 200 free, 400 free, 50 breast and 100 breast as well as the 400 free relay – 34 Points.

Tonight, she knocked down the world record in the women's 50 free S7 with a 31.64. That effort lowered her previous mark of 32.74 set back in March.

Italy's Cecilia Camellini clinched the world record in the women's 100 free S11 with a time of 1:08.56. That performance eclipsed the 1:08.96 set by Xie Qing in 2008. Xie took second this evening in 1:09.24.

Russia's Pavel Poltavtsev crushed his meet record in the men's 100 breast SB9 with a time of 1:05.96. He owned the previous record with a time of 1:06.93 in June.

In prelims, Ukraine's Nataliia Prologaieva downed the world record in the women's 50 back S5 with a time of 39.15. That swim lowered the 40.84 set by Bela Hlavackova back in 2002. She returned in the finale to lower the global mark even further with a 38.68 for the win.

Brazil's Andre Brasil cut his world record down in the men's 100 free S10 with a 50.87. His previous record had been a 51.23 back in 2009.

Canada's Summer Ashley Mortimer posted a time of 1:01.39 in the women's 100 free S10 to shoot down the world record. USA's Ashley Owens owned the previous mark with a time of 1:01.57 back in 2008, and took second tonight in 1:02.34.

Great Britain's Thomas Young won the men's 400 free S8 with a time of 4:36.45, while USA's Jessica Long cruised to victory in the women's 400 free S8 with a time of 4:48.58.

Spain's Enhamed Mohamed took home the men's 100 free S11 with a winning time of 58.59, while Yang Yuanrun picked up the men's 50 free S6 title in 29.94. Great Britain's Eleanor Simmonds snatched the women's 50 free S6 crown in 36.03.

Great Britain's Matthew Walker touched first in the men's 50 free S7 with a time of 28.26, while Great Britain's Harriet Lee clinched the women's 100 breast SB9 title in 1:19.86. China's Li Hanhua earned the men's 50 back S3 crown in 50.22, while Great Britain's Fran Williamson posted a 1:05.38 to win the women's 50 back S3.

Mexico's Juan Reyes captured the men's 50 back S4 title in 46.09, while Brazil's Edenia Garcia topped the women's 50 back S4 in 52.87. Brazil's Daniel Dias pocketed the men's 50 back S5 crown in 35.67. Tomoyuki Nagao won the men's 100 back S14 in 1:03.04, while The Netherlands' Marlou Van Der Kulk took the women's 100 back S14 in 1:10.90.

Australia's Matthew Cowdrey snared the men's 100 free S9 crown in 55.60, while South Africa's Natalie Du Toit took home the women's 100 free S9 in 1:02.79. Ukraine's Yevheniy Bohodayko claimed the men's 100 back S6 in 1:15.98. Spain's Enhamed Mohamed captured the men's 100 fly S11 in 1:03.30.

Day Three Finals Results