Lorandi Nabs 2nd World Record On Day 2 Of IDM Berlin


  • Wednesday, June 9 – Sunday, June 12, 2016
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Live results

For the second day in a row, France’s Alodie Lorandi broke a para-world record – one of eight world records to drop on day 2 of the German International Championships.

Lorandi was 9:29.85 swimming out of the S10 class in the 800 free. That broke the world record in timed finals, swum with the morning heats in Berlin.

That comes one day after Lorandi broke the 200 free record in both prelims and finals.

Seven more records highlighted Friday’s action – the day’s 8 world records almost matched the 9 established on day 1.

Two men broke world records in the 800 free, also swum with the morning session. Jon Margeir Sverrisson of Iceland was 8:48.24 to win the race, breaking the S14 world record in the process. Meanwhile Australia’s Braedan Ian Jason went 8:58.96 to shatter the S13 record.

Russia’s Anna Krivshina pulled the day’s only world record double. Swimming in the S13 class of the 50 backstroke, Krivshina went 31.37 to break the world record in prelims, then crushed even that time with a 30.72 in the final at night.

In prelims of the men’s race, Charalampos Taiganidis of Greece broke the world record for the S12 class, going 28.07. He would finish two tenths off that mark in the final.

The other morning session record came from Wenpan Huang of China, who went 2:43.14 to break the SM3 world record in the 150 IM.

Huang was five seconds off that time in the final, but New Zealand’s Cameron Leslie broke a world record of his own, going 2:25.77 out of the SM4 class.

Also breaking a world record at night was Chinese backstroker Liankang Zou. Zou was 56.83 to take down the S2 world record in the 50 back.

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Her name is spelled Elodie Lorandi, not Alodie.

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