Four More World Records Fall at the IPC World Championships

There were four more world records set on day two of the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada. That brings the total to nine world records in two days with five more still to go.

At the Paralympics in London last summer Australian Blake Cochrane won the men’s 100 breaststroke SB7 in a world record time of 1:18.77 and today improved on that record, capturing the world championship title in a time of 1:17.83.

Elodie Lorandi of France won the women’s 400 freestyle S10 in a new world record time of 4:32.79. Lorandi broke Polish swimmer Katarzyna Pawlik‘s 2008 world record of 4:33.15.

Men’s 100 butterfly S12 Paralympic champion Roman Makarov of Russia collected gold in the same event tonight in Montreal breaking the 2008 world record of 56.90 set by Raman Makarau of Belarus.

The final world record of the evening was set by Ukrainian Olesksii Fedyna in the men’s 100 breaststroke SB13. The Paralympic champion posted a time of 1:03.58 beating his own record of 1:04.30, which he set in London last summer.

There were two multiple medalists on the evening Australian Matthew Cowdrey and Norwegian Sarah Louise Rung, both of whom pick up their third gold medals of the championships.

Cowdrey, the World Disabled Swimmer of the Year won gold the 50 freestyle S9 and 200 IM SM9 tonight adding them to the 100 freestyle S9 title he won on the first day of the competition.

Rung who won the 50 butterfly S5 last night and picked up wins in the women’s 200 freestyle S5 and the 100 breaststroke SB4 tonight.

By winning the women’s 200 IM SM8 Paralympic Games star American Jessica Long captured an impressive 16th world championship title. The 200 IM SM8 is Long’s first event of the competition so look for her to add to that number.

Full results can be found here


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