Trio of Masters World Records Tumble at 2015 FINA World Masters Championships

Photo Courtesy: FINA Kazan2015

With just one more day left, a trio of FINA Masters World Records took a fall at the 2015 FINA World Masters Championships.

World Records

Australia’s Janette Jeffrey of the Malvern Marlins took down her own world record in the women’s 65-69 200-meter breast with a time of 3:21.27. That swim clipped her previous record of 3:21.61 from May.

Romania’s Ioan Stefan Gherghel of Gold Stars Baia Mare posted a world-record time of 58.86 in the men’s 35-39 100-meter backstroke.  That swim lowered the previous record of 59.04 set by Germany’s Stev Theloke in 2013.

Brazil’s Marcus Mattioli of Minas Tenis Clube downed the world record in the men’s 55-59 200-meter fly with a time of 2:16.78.  That effort cut two seconds off the previous record of 2:18.97 set by USA’s Brad Horner in 2009.

Meet Records

Hungary’s Bela Banki Horvath of Murena Szegedi Uszo clocked a meet-record time of 7:29.12 in the men’s 95-99 200-meter breaststroke.

Horvath was at it again in the men’s 95-99 100-meter back with a meet-record effort of 2:32.01.

Ukraine’s Georgiy Chizhevskiy of Gavrylych Swim Club set a meet record in the men’s 90-94 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 5:46.95.

Russia’s Vitalij Borisov of Sura turned in a meet-record time of 56.20 in the men’s 25-29 100-meter back.

Russia’s Larisa Nagovitskyna of Tsunami powered her way to a meet record in the women’s 55-59 200-meter fly with a time of 2:51.48.

2015 FINA World Masters Championships: Day 6 – Results

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    • Steve Wood

      Wish I was. Thank you.

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