Three More World Records Fall On Fifth Day Of FINA World Masters Champs

Photo Courtesy: Budapest 2017

The records continued to fall at the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships as the meet headed into its fifth day in Budapest, Hungary. A total of three world records came down, with more than twenty championship records being set with two days left to go in the meet. Take a look at all the records that were broken of the fifth day of the meet below.

25-29 Age Group

Slovakia’s Zuzan Mimovicova broke the championship record in the women’s 200 IM with a 2:24.22, while the Ukraine’s Viacheslav Semhaikin did the same in the men’s 100 fly (54.86).

30-34 Age Group

Maksim Ganikhin set a new championship record in the men’s 100 fly, hitting the wall in 54.12, while Hungary’s Beatrix Boulsevicz did the same in the women’s event with a 1:03.76.

35-39 Age Group

The United States’ Kohei Kawamoto set a new world and championship record in the men’s 100 butterfly with a blistering 54.02, nearly breaking the 54 second barrier.

45-49 Age Group

Turkey’s Serkan Atasay set a new championship record in the men’s 100 butterfly (57.08).

50-54 Age Group

New Zealand’s Mark Weldon set a new championship record of 1:00.04 in the men’s 100 butterfly, while Italy’s Silvia Parocchi did the same in the women’s event with a 1:09.07.

55-59 Age Group

Ahmet Nakkas of Turkey won the men’s 50 free in a new championship record of 25.54 and would come back to do the same in the 200 IM (2:23.54).

65-69 Age Group

Laura Val of the United States continued her record breaking ways, hitting the wall first in the 50 free in a championship record of 30.30, and grabbing first in the 100 butterfly (1:14.00, also a championship record). South Africa’s Tim Shead set a championship record in the 200 IM (2:35.93), while Sweden’s Leonard Bielicz did the same in the men’s 100 fly (1:11.09).

70-74 Age Group

Austria’s Josef Kocsi set a new championship record in the 200 IM, hitting the wall in 2:52.57.

75-79 Age Group

Mike Freshley of the United States won the men’s 50 free in a championship record 31.01, while Akira Takakura of Japan broke the championship record in the men’s 100 fly (1:27.52).

80-84 Age Group

Hungary’s own Bela Fabian broke the world and championship records in the 200 IM hitting the wall in 3:26.78 to sneak by the WR by less than a second, while fellow Hungarian Kat Dr Flora did the same in the women’s event (3:53.63). South African David McLachlan set a new championship record in the men’s 100 butterfly (1:40.42).

90-94 Age Group

Zaven Boghossian of Brazil broke the men’s 50 free championship record by 4 tenths of a second, winning in 42.32.

95-99 Age Group

Poland’s Kazimierz Mrowczynski broke the championship record in the men’s 50 free with a 1:06.65, eclipsing the old record by nearly 12 seconds, while the United States’ Maurine Emilie Kornfeld did the same in the women’s event, touching in 1:09.83.

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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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