At Day Two finals of the IPC Swimming World Championships we’ve seen yet more success from Australia with Tiffany Thomas grabbing the World Record in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB6 and yesterday’s star, 23 year old Ellie Cole taking the Gold in the Women’s 100m Freestyle S9.
Ukraine took several Gold’s in the earlier races of tonight’s finals, in the Men’s 100m Backstroke, S1 and S2 categories as well as the Women’s S2. Later this success continued with Gold’s in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke SB6 and 200m Ind/Medley SM10.
Success was sweet for USA With Meyers coming out top in the Women’s 200m Ind/Medley SM13, setting a World Record in the process, and Jessica Long taking Gold in the 100m Breaststroke SB7. Long set a new championship record during this race, but did not meet the World Record, which she also holds.
There was protests over the Men’s 400m S11 Freestyle, with Snyder and last night’s 100m Freestyle silver medalist Sousa. With the Gold originally going to Brazilian Sousa this was later awarded to Snyder after a discussion between officials. Snyder broke the record which he set this morning, with a time of 4:37.13
More World Records came from Dutch Lisette Teunissen in the 100m Freestyle S3 and Colombia’s Carlos Zarate Serrano in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke SB7 at 1:16.68 at only 16 years old.