2019 WORLD PARA SWIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- September 9-15, 2019
- London Aquatics Centre, London, England
- Prelims 10 a.m. local time/finals 6 p.m.
- Full results
American Paralympian Becca Meyers hit her second world record of the 2019 World Para Swimming World Championships Friday, then 10 minutes later, followed it up with an American record.
Meyers swim up in the S13 class in the women’s 200 IM, earning the silver medal in 2:24.56, a new S12 world record. Italy’s Carlotta Gilli (S13) won the race in 2:24.46, and Russia’s Daria Lukyanenko (S12) took third in 2:27.91. Then, less than 30 minutes later, Meyers returned to the block for the S12 100 free and took bronze in 1:00.72, a new American record.
Meyers also broke the world record in the S12 400 free earlier in the meet.
Directly after Meyers’ second race, Australian Cameron Leslie broke the men’s S4 world record in the 50 free, winning in 37.14. Japan’s Takayuki Suzuki took second in 37.56 and Russia’s Roman Zhadanov third in 39.14.
Great Britain set the final world record of the night in the women’s 34-point 4×100 medley relay, beating the second-place American team by 22 seconds. Great Britain’s Alice Tai (S8), Brock Whiston (S9), Toni Shaw (S8) and Stephanie Millward (S9) combined for a 4:36.31.
Additional continental records broken on night 5:
- Australia’s Braeden Jason hit an Oceania record in prelims of the men’s S12 100 free, going 54.05. He then took sixth in the final in a new record of 53.86.
- Lakeisha Patterson, also of Australia, set an Oceania record in winning the S9 women’s 400 free final. She went 4:38.29, five seconds ahead of the second-place finisher Toni Shaw (4:43.20).
Medal table after night 5 – Top 5