New Estonian, Mauritian & Aruban National Swim Records in Men’s 200 Free

Marwan Elkamash of Egypt - Photo Courtesy: Anesh Debiky/Swimming South Africa

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The pool might as well have been on fire during prelims of the men’s 200 free at the 2017 FINA World Championships as multiple national records were established.

Mathieu Marquet began the new national record trend by lowering his own Mauritian National Record in heat two. Marquet stopped the clock at a final time of 1:53.18, slashing more than three seconds off his previous record of 1:56.33. That time stood for close to two years, set at the 2015 African Games.

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Mikel Schreuders continued the trend by posting a new Aruban National Record, also self-owned, from heat three. Schreuders swam past his previous record of 1:51.76 to a new record of 1:49.66.

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Heat five saw the establishment of a new Egyptian National Record as Marwan Elkamash slipped beneath his previous record of 1:47.52 with a 1:47.40 showing. The previous record was set during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Elkamash’s time ties him for sixteenth in the men’s 200 free and sets him up for a possible swim-off to determine if he will continue to semi-finals or not.

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  1. Peter Scott

    Well done Mathieu Marquet😀😀😀in Swimming World Magazine!😀😀

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