Masters World Championships: 21 World Records Fall in Doha

Ellen Reynolds, center,, broke five world records. Photo Courtesy: Justin Slade

The World Aquatics Masters Championships finished in Doha with nearly 2,600 athletes.

There were 21 Masters World Records and 91 meet records set.

The athletes came from 85 countries and competed in five aquatics disciplines, including the first male solo masters performance in artistic swimming and three women with Muslim religious backgrounds competing in a Hijab swim wear.

“Let us continue to inspire others through our unity through aquatic sports. We are UNITED by Water for Health, Life and Sport,” World Aquatics Masters Committee Chairperson Nadine Day said in her closing remarks. “Thank you, Doha, for hosting a truly unforgettable competition in these world class venues. Your contributions have been invaluable, and we bid a fond farewell to this remarkable chapter of our journey.”

Ellen Reynolds broke five Masters world records to lead the field. Reynolds, from the U.S., competed in the women’s 60-64 age group. She broke the world record in the 200-meter backstroke (2:30.58), 100 backstroke (1:10.22), 200 IM (2:34.27), 200 breaststroke (3:00.11) and 400 IM (5:30.07).

United Arab Emirates swimmer Irakli Revishvili broke the 35-39 world record in the 800 freestyle (8:17.65) as well as the 400 freestyle (4:00.78).

Paraguay’s Charle Hockin Brusquetti broke men’s 35-39 records in the 200 backstroke (2:04.96) and 100 backstroke (56.59).

Judy Wilson of France broke world records in the women’s 80-84 age group in the 100 butterfly (1:52.70) and 50 butterfly (42.79).

South Africa’s Marc Kevin Allan set the 45-49 record in the 100 butterfly (56.75) and 50 butterfly (24.96).

South Africa’s Calvin Maughan broke the 60-64 mark in the 50 freestyle (25.08).

Germany’s Brigitte Merten set the women’s 75-79 record int he 400 IM (7:35.32).

Greece’s Ioannis Drymonakos broke the men’s 40-44 mark in the 400 IM (4:42.54).

There were also 91 championship records set at the World Aquatics Masters Championships.


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