2023 CITY OF GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL SWIM MEET
- Friday, May 26th – Sunday, May 28th
- Tollcross International Swimming Center, Glasgow, Scotland
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Central
- Day 1 Recap
- Live Results
While competing on day two of the 2023 Glasgow International Swim Meet, Kara Hanlon lowered her own Scottish National Record in the women’s 100m breaststroke.
26-year-old Hanlon of Edinburgh produced a mark of 1:06.36 to miss out on the gold medal this evening narrowly. Taking the top spot was Ireland’s Mona McSharry, whose winning effort of 1:06.15 was just .11 shy of her own national record.
As for Hanlon, her time of 1:06.36 tonight sliced .39 off of her lifetime best of 1:06.75 put up at the British Universities & Colleges (BUCS) Championships this past February. That prior swim was comprised of splits of 31.22/35.53 while tonight’s result saw Hanlon open in 31.44 and bring it home in 34.92.
With her outing here, Hanlon remains the only Scottish female to delve under the 1:07 barrier in the 100m breaststroke event. She now moves up to rank as the 4th fastest British swimmer in history.
Top 5 British Women’s LCM 100 Breaststroke Performers
- Molly Renshaw, 1:06.21 2021
- Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, 1:06.34 2016
- Sophie Taylor, 1:06.35 2014
- Kara Hanlon, 1:06.36, 2023
- Sarah Vasey, 1:06.37 2021
Hanlon also checks in as the 9th fastest performer in the world this season, with her effort beating out not only the aforementioned 1:06.75 from February but also the 1:06.83 she notched at this year’s British Championships.