Liesette Bruinsma Crushes S11 400 WR at Para European Champs Day 3


  • August 13th-19th, 2018
  • National Aquatic Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  • LCM
  • Live Results

After eight world records fell over the first two days of the 2018 Para Swimming European Championships, things hardly slowed on day three.

In the first women’s event of the night, the Netherlands’ Liesette Bruinsma absolutely crushed the S11 400 free world record. Bruinsma, only 17, won the event in 5:04.74. The time was a fully 6 seconds under Daniela Shulte‘s previous record of 5:10.77, and almost 16 seconds ahead of Wednesday’s silver medalist Cecilia Camellini (5:20.53).

Later in the night, in the women’s S13 200 IM, Italy’s Carlotta Gilli shaved a second off her own world record. She won the event in 2:22.12, almost 8 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Anna Stetsenko (2:29.87).

In the women’s SB6 100 breast, Great Britain’s 16-year-old Maisie Summers-Newton broke her own world record in 1:33.63 (previous record 1:33.92). Her teammate Eleanor Simmonds was second in 1:41.56.

Top 5 Teams after Day 3

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Ukraine 16 13 13 42
2 Italy 13 12 10 35
3 Great Britain 8 9 6 23
4 Netherlands 6 5 2 13
5 Spain 5 6 12 23

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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