National Record Round-Up by Country: Day Four Prelims

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The World Championships play host to a multitude of countries for a total of eight days and national records have been tumbling left and right. Throughout the remainder of the World Championships Swimming World will be providing updates of the national records that tumble down.

Women’s 50 Back

Finland

Finland’s Mimosa Jallow improved upon her own national record with a 28.05 showing in the 50 back prelims. Jallow’s time betters her own record of 28.15 from the 2016 European Championships and earned her the 12th place seed going into tonight’s finals.

Iceland

Ingibjorg Jonsdottir dashed to a new Icelandic National Record in the women’s 50 back, stopping the clock at a time of 28.53. Her time improved upon her own national record, previously established at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.

Mexico

A new Mexican National Record was established by Maria Gonzalez Ramirez in prelims of the women’s 50 back. She delivered a 28.67 to best Fernanda Gonzalez’ 28.76 record from the 2014 Mexican Championships.

Botswana

Naomi Ruele turned in a final time of 29.21 in prelims of the women’s 50 back, edging past her 2015 record of 29.36. That record was posted at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan.

Samoa

Lushavel Stickland etched her name in the Samoan record books with a final time of 30.04, downing Evlina Afoa’s 31.53 record. Afoa posted her record as the lead off relay leg while swimming at the 2016 Oceania Championships.

Morocco

Hiba Fahsi improved upon her own Moroccan National Record of 30.81 with a 30.75 showing in prelims of the women’s 50 back. Fahsi had previously set her old record at the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games.

Panama

Carolina Cermelli got the best of the 50 back Panamanian National Record, downing Nimia Murua’s double record of 31.18. Murua had posted her original record at the 2014 CAMEX before tying it once again at the 2017 CCCAN, however Cermeli’s time of 30.77 makes her the first Panamanian woman beneath the 31-second mark.

Men’s 100 Free

Ukraine

Sergii Shevtsov splashed to a new Ukrainian National Record of 48.60 in prelims, qualifying 11th for semi-finals. His time took down Yuriy Yegoshin’s 2007 record of 49.47 from the Paris Open.

Egypt

Mohamed Samy slipped past Ali Khalafalla’s 49.46 Egyptian National Record with a 49.42 in prelims. Khalafalla’s record was posted in 2015 at the Hoosierland Invitational.

Norway

Markus Lie took down a 27-year-old record in prelims of the 100 free with a 49.65. His time edged out Jarl Inge Melberg’s 1990 record of 50.20.

Kazakhstan

Adil Kaskabay did some damage to his own national record of 50.10 with a 49.81 showing in prelims. The previous record was set in 2016 at the Asian Championships.

Uzbekistan

Khurshidjon Tursunov took down Daniil Tulupov’s 2015 national record of 50.40 with a 49.91 showing in prelims. The previous record was posted at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan.

Bulgaria

Aleksander Nikolov lowered his own national record of 50.03 with a 49.99. The previous record was posted at the 2016 Bulgarian Championships.

Luxembourg

Julien Henx turned in a 50.06 in prelims of the 100 free to slip past his recent record of 50.11. The former record was posted in May of 2017 at the Games of the Small States of Europe.

Aruba

Mikel Schreuders bested his own national record of 51.07 with a 50.12 showing in prelims of the men’s 100 free. His previous record was posted at the 2016 CISC meet.

Additional countries that broke national records:

  • Mauritius – Bradley Vincent (50.38)
  • Namibia – Xander Skinner (51.00)
  • Bahrain – F. Farhan (52.83)
  • Libya – Adel Elfakir (53.00)
  • Iraq – Bakr salam Ali Al-Dulaimi (53.12)
  • Guyana – Hannibal David Gaskin (55.53)
  • Palestine – Nabeel Hatoum (56.08)
  • Micronesia – Kaleo Kihleng (56.79)
  • Burundi – Billy-Scott Irakoze (56.93)
  • Swaziland – Mark Hoare (57.38)
  • Tajikistan – Olim Kurbanov (58.56)
  • Uganda – E. Tibatemwa (58.79)

Women’s 200 Fly

Czech Republic

Barbara Zavodova continued to lower her own national record with a 2:12.09 showing in the women’s 200 fly. Zavodova had previously posted the national record at a 2:12.45 while swimming at the 2015 World Championships.

Guam

Alicia Mancilla posted a new Guamanian National Record in the women’s 200 fly with a 2:20.58 showing in prelims. Mancilla’s time downs Manami Iijima’s record of 2:32.36 from 2007.

Jordan

Lara Aklouk lowered her own 200 fly national record with a 2:32.35 showing in prelims of the women’s 200 fly. Aklouk had previously set the record at a 2:36.81 while swimming at the 2015 Arab Age Group Championships.

Men’s 200 IM

Ecuador

Tomas Peribonio Avila delivered a 2:01.21 to take down Estban Enderica’s 2010 national record of 2:05.10. That time was posted during the 2010 Pan American Games.

Denmark

Daniel Skaaning slipped past Chris Boe Christensen’s national record of 2:01.62 with a 2:01.34 in prelims of the men’s 200 IM. Christensen’s record had an eight-year reign after being posted at the 2009 World Championships.

Slovakia

Richard Nagy posted a time of 2:01.78 to slash the Slovakian National Record of 2:05.36 to history. The previous record was held by Pavol Jelenak and was posted at the 2015 Slovak Championships.

Liechtenstein

Christoph Meier edged past his 2014 national record of 2:03.85 with a 2:03.15 showing in prelims. The 2014 record was posted at the European Championships.

Cyprus

Thomas Tsiopanis did away with his short-lived Cypriot National Record of 2:07.13 with a 2:05.19 showing in prelims. His old record was set this past May at the 2017 Games of the Small States of Europe.

Samoa

Brandon Schuster took down his previous 2:11.99 national record with a 2:07.64 showing in prelims of the men’s 200 IM. The previous record was posted at the 2016 Oceania Championships.

Palau

Noel Keane destroyed his own Palauan National Record in the men’s 200 IM lowering it from a 2:27.33 to a 2:18.66. The previous record was posted at the 2016 Oceania Championships.

Mixed 400 Medley Relay

United States – World Record

The U.S. team of Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Kelsi Worrell, and Mallory Comerford did away with the World Record in the mixed medley relay during prelims. The group of four stopped the clock at a 3:40.28 to do away with the previous 3:41.71, which was posted by Great Britain at the 2015 World Championships.

Their time doubles as an American Record and they return as the top seed for finals.

Australia

Kaylee Mckeown, Matthew Wilson, Grant Irvine, and Shayna Jack powered to a second place seed and a new Australian National Record of 3:44.13 in the mixed medley relay. The previous record was a 3:$6.52 from he 2014 BHP Biliton Aquatic Super Series.

Russia

Kliment Kolesnikov, Vsevolod Zanko, Svetlana Chimrova, and Viktoriia Andreeva combined to post a qualifying time of 3:46.09 in prelims of the mixed medley relay, establishing a new Russian National Record. Previously, the record was a 3:47.34 from the 2014 European Championships.

Russia will return as the fifth place seed for tonight’s final.

Japan

Junya Koga, Runa Imai, Sakiko Shimizu, and Tsubasa Amai posted a 3:53.69 in prelims of the mixed medley relay to set a new Japanese National Record. The previous record had been set at the 2014 BHP Biliton Aquatic Super Series at a 3:53.79.

They will be the second alternate team for tonight’s finals.

Moldova

Tatiana Salcutan, Alina Bulmag, Pavel Izbisciuc, and Evghenii Paponin turned in a 4:05.04 in prelims of the mixed medley relay, establishing a new national record. The previous record was a 4:06.69 from the 2016 European Championships.

Kenya

Steven Maina, Rebecca Kamau, Emily Muteti, and Issa Mohamed lowered the Kenyan National Record to a 4:08.84, bypassing the 4:10 mark and the previous record of 4:11.88. The previous record was set in 2015 at the All-Africa Championships.

Angola

Catarina Sousa, Mario Ervedosa, Daniel Francisco, and Ana Nobrega combined to post a new Aruban National Record of 4:15.68 in prelims of the mixed medley relay. Their time did away with the previous 4:34.95 that was established at the 2016 African Championships.

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