More Records Fall On Final Day Of FINA World Masters Championships

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The last day of the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary did not disappoint, with many more records falling. Take a look below to see all of the records that fell on the last day of the meet!

25-29 Age Group

Spain’s Oscar Pereiro Carril set a new championship record of 26.11 in the 50 backstroke while Estefania Milanez of Brazil set a new championship record in the women’s event with a 30.20.

Italy’s Matteo Montanari won the 400 free in a new championship record of 4:05.09.

Marek Botik of Slovakia set a world record in the men’s 50 breast with a 27.65.

30-34 Age Group

Brazil’s Leonardo Sumida set a new championship record in the 50 backstroke with a 26.54, while Ukraine’s Iryna Bolshakova set a championship record of 30.57 in the women’s event.

Great Britain’s Sophie Casson won the women’s 400 free in a championship record of 4:22.91.

35-39 Age Group

Ryan Pini of Papua New Guinea added another record to his name, winning the 50 backstroke in a new championship and world record of 26.43.

Russia’s Sergei Geibel set a new championship record in the men’s 50 breast with a 28.85, while Germany’s Nicole Heidemann set a new world record in the same event with her 32.67.

40 – 44 Age Group

Finland’s Raakel Luoto set a new world and championship record in the 50 backstroke with a 30.47, just by the old record by just one one-hundredth.

45-49 Age Group

Turley’s Serkan Atasay broke the world and championship record in the 50 backstroke with a 27.67, and would come back to do the same in the 50 breaststroke with a 29.51.

Australia’s Linley Frame set a new world record in the 50 breaststroke with a 33.56.

50-54 Age Group

Great Britain’s Mike Hodgson set a new world and championship record in the 50 breaststroke with a 30.26.

55-59 Age Group

Denmark’s Pia Thulstrup added another record to her name with a new world and championship mark in the 50 breaststroke (36.59).

60 – 64 Age Group

Russia’s Andre Steynberg set a new championship record in the 50 backstroke with a 31.18, just half a second off the world record.

Dan Stevenson of the United States set a new world record in the 400 free with a 4:38.37.

65-69 Age Group

Laura Val of the United States took down the world record in the 50 backstroke by exactly one second, setting the new mark with a 34.46.

France’s Patrick Moreau set a new championship record in the men’s 400 free with a 5:05.48, while the United States’ Jacki Hirsty set a new championship record in the women’s event in 5:39.75.

Australia’s Stuart Ellicott set a new championship record in the 50 breaststroke with a 33.69.

75-79 Age Group

Hungary’s Miklos Kovats broke the championship record in the 50 backstroke with a 39.05.

Brazil’s Antonio Orselli set a new world and championship record in the 50 breaststroke with a 39.22.

80-84 Age Group

Germany’s Werner Schnabel set a new championship record in the men’s 400 free with a 6:21.00.

Russia’s Mikhail Farafonov won the 50 breast in a new championship record of 42.12.

85-89 Age Group

Australia’s Dorothy Dickey set a new championship record in the 400 freestyle with a 8:21.99.

Belgium’s Agnes van Obberghen set a new championship record in the women’s 50 breast with a 52.86, just a second off the world record.

90-94 Age Group

Sweden’s Kerstin Gjores set a new championship record of 1:06.84 in the 50 backstroke.

95-99 Age Group

Poland’s Kazimierz Mrowczynski set a new championship record in the 50 breaststroke with a 1:17.55.

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Author: James Sica

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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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