RPC’s Valeriia Shabalina (S14 W 100 FL) and Roman Zhdanov (SB13 M 50 BR) both broke World records during the first Tokyo 2020 Paralympic finals session.
Emma McKeon was one of four swimmers under the OQT during prelims, leading the 100 fly in 56.82, nearly 2 seconds ahead of the field.
Belgravia’s Patterson posted a time of 4:39.55 (840 points) – only a second off her gold medal world champs time in 2019.
Patterson talked about staying in the zone while racing after winning the S9 400 free Friday in London.
The Para Grand Prix taking place in conjunction with the Australian World Swimming Trials got underway today in Brisbane.
Schluter broke the S14 200 free record earlier in the meet.
Hodge won both the 200 IM and 50 back.
Liam Schluter of Queensland took 400m free silver, but crushed his own S14 World Record in the 100m free race tonight at the Australian National Championships.
Unique to the 2019 edition of the Victorian Open Championships is the fact that it is incorporating the Melbourne 2019 World Para Swimming World Series. This is the first World Series event ever held in the Oceania region.
Canada’s Aurelie Rivard and the USA’s Becca Meyers broke their own world records to highlight day 1 at the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships.
100 back medalists Taylor Ruck, Kylie Masse and Emily Seebohm will do battle once again in the 200 back final on day 4 of the Commonwealth Games.
Canadians Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck went 1-2 in the women’s 200m backstroke, helping move the nation ahead of South Afica in the Commonwealth Games medal table through 4 days of competition.
One defending Paralympic champ is New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe in the SM10 200 IM. Pascoe blew out the Rio field with a 2:24.90 that still holds up as the world record.
Who are the big winners of the night?
Australian Paralympian Lakeisha Patterson will carry the baton as part of the Queen’s Baton Relay for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.