Three world records were set in this morning’s heats, making for some exciting races in tonight’s Finals on the last day of the IPC Swimming World Championships.
Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Mereshko set a new women’s 100m freestyle S6 world record, with reigning Champ Ellie Simmonds qualifying fourth. Mereshko has two golds compared to Simmonds’ one.
Adding to the competition in the event, Australia’s Tiffany Thomas Kane (1:16.25) set a new Oceania record to qualify second and China’s Lingling Song (1:16.86) third. So set to be an exciting race later this evening.
Belarusian world and Paralympic champion Ihar Boki (54.72) kept up his impressive form in the men’s 100m butterfly S13, qualifying in a new world record time. The mark is the 21-year-old’s fourth this week, set on the way to him winning five gold medals, with a potential sixth tonight.
GB’s James Crisp came out top in the heats of the Men’s 200m Individual Medley SM9, another great race set for tonight.
Another great heats for the Russian team after their fantastic success yesterday with 12 swimmers topping the qualifying heats this morning.
Don’t forget to join us again tonight for the closing night of what’s been an excellent week of swimming!