2021 MANCHESTER INT’L SWIM MEET
- Friday, February 12th – Sunday, February 14th
- Manchester, England, UK
- LCM (50m)
- Live Results
- Live Stream
While competing on day 1 of the 2021 Manchester International Swim Meet, Molly Renshaw hit the British national record in the women’s 200m breaststroke.
Racing in the exclusive final which contained just 7 swimmers, Renshaw ripped a huge lifetime best of 2:22.08, a time that matches the current national standard which Jocelyn Ulyett put on the books at the 2017 British Championships.
Splitting 1:08.36/1:13.72, Renshaw’s performance here slices .25 off of her previous personal best of 2:22.33 thrown down at the 2016 Olympic Games. There in Rio, the Ripley swimmer ultimately touched in 2:22.72 to place 6th in the Olympic final.
As for Ulyett, the Loughborough athlete was in tonight’s race, finishing with the bronze in 2:25.26. Between the now co-national record holders was Abbie Wood, the International Swimming League (ISL) newcomer to the NY Breakers who made waves in her debut season.
Here in Machester, Wood hit the wall in a massive PB of 2:22.77, approaching the national record herself. Wood’s previous career-best performance rested at the 2:26.02 she swam back in 2017. With her result here, however, the young gun now becomes Great Britain’s 4th fastest woman all-time.
Renshaw and Wood now slide into the world rankings as the #2 and #3 swimmers this season.