The 2017 FINA World Masters Championships splashed into action earlier this week and world records have been tumbling down! A total of 11 masters world records have fallen so far, with three days left in the competition.
25-29 Age Group
David Alcolado Durango of Spain eclipsed the previous world and championship record in the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:50.76.
35-39 Age Group
Kowei Kawamoto with the Phoenix Swim Club of the USA flew to a new world and championship record in the men’s 100 fly, delivering a final time of 54.02.
45-49 Age Group
Serkan Atasay of Turkey delivered a new world and championship record in the men’s 50 fly, setting the record at a 25.48.
Hungary’s Valter Kalaus dashed to a new world record in finals of the men’s 100 free, posting a record-breaking 53.66 for the title.
50-54 Age Group
Italy’s Luca Vigneri grabbed the championship title and a new world record in the men’s 200 back. He stopped the clock at a world record time of 2:16.87.
60-64 Age Group
Alexey Markovskiy of Russia turned in a new world record in the men’s 50 fly. He posted a time of 27.91 to set both the world and championship records.
The USA’s Dan Stephenson lowered the world and championship record to a time of 2:08.05 in the men’s 200 free.
65-69 Age Group
Tim Shead, representing South Africa, delivered a new world and championship record of 2:39.69 in the finals of the men’s 200 back.
Masters superstar, Laura Val of the USA, lowered the women’s 100 free world and championship records to a swift 1:05.00.
80-84 Age Group
Hungary’s Kati Flora posted a new world and championship record in the women’s 200 IM, stopping the clock at a time of 3:53.63.
Bela Fabian, also of Hungary, turned in a new world and championship for the men’s 100 breast, posting a final time of 1:34.43.