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Published on 10-Jul-2017

NZ Para swimmers finish on top at the World Para Swimming Series event

The New Zealand Para Swimming Team have shown themselves as a strong force on the international stage. The team of five Para swimmers has been in stunning form across the 4-day World Para Swimming Series event in Berlin, wrapping up the event with 10 national and one Oceania record, a number 3 in the world ranked performance, three swimmers achieving Commonwealth Games qualifying times and 20 personal best times.

Celyn Edwards (Christchurch), Jesse Reynolds (Hamilton) and Chris Arbuthnott (Palmerston North) were the biggest contributors to the haul of achievements collectively smashing nine national and one Oceania record, two Commonwealth Games qualification times and Reynolds swimming into the world number 3 spot. While team mates and Rio 2016 Paralympians Rebecca Dubber (North Shore) and Tupou Neiufi (Howick Pakuranga) set a national record and swam a Commonwealth Games qualification time respectively.

Gary Francis (Para Swimming National Development Coach, Paralympics New Zealand) said, "This has been an outstanding meet for the New Zealand Para Swimming Team.” He continued, “As the final event of the World Para Swimming Series the IDM Berlin Open is one of the most competitive events on the 2017 Para swimming calendar. This meet has provided an invaluable opportunity for the development of our Para swimmers on their road to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. With just over three years to go until Tokyo 2020 we will move forward with plenty of momentum.”

On the final day of competition Rio 2016 Paralympian Jesse Reynolds repeated his Commonwealth Games qualifying time in the Men’s 100m Backstroke S9 (1:06.22), after making this mark early this year at the New Zealand Swim Opens. This performance ranked Reynolds at number 3 in the world.

Fellow Rio 2016 team mate Tupou Neiufi was thrilled with her time of 1:16.43 in the Women’s 100m Backstroke S9 achieving a Commonwealth Games qualifying time that has alluded her during competition this year.

International Para swimming debutant Celyn Edwards took his impressive national record haul at this event to a total of six, smashing the national record in the Men’s 50m Butterfly S8 (30.79) this morning.

DAY 4 RESULTS

Para swimmer

Event

Heat Time

Final Time

Notes

Jesse Reynolds

100 Back

1:06.82

1:06.22

Commonwealth Games MQS and top 3 performance in 2017 World Rankings

200 IM

2:29.86

-

Celyn Edwards

50 Fly

31.67

30.79

National record

Chris Arbuthnott

100 Back

1:08.68

1:09.43

Commonwealth Games MQS

200 IM

2:29.27

2:31.74

Rebecca Dubber

100 Back

1:30.76

1:31.03

50 Fly

53.34

-

Tupou Neiufi

100 Back

1:17.78

1:16.43

Commonwealth Games MQS

 

DAY 3 RESULTS

Para swimmer

Event

Heat Time

Final Time

Notes

Jesse Reynolds

Men's 50 Free

29.25

-

Men's 200 Fly

2:25.10

Personal best

Celyn Edwards

Men's 50 Free

30.74

-

National record

Men's 50 Breast

41.47

41.23

Oceania and National record

Chris Arbuthnott

Men's 50 Free

27.57

-

Men's 200 Fly

2:20.87

National record

Rebecca Dubber

Women's 50 Free

38.89

-

Women's 50 Breast

53.70

-

National record

Tupou Neiufi

Women's 50 Free

32.11

-

 

DAY 2 RESULTS

Para swimmer

Event

Heat Time

Final Time

Notes

Notes

Jesse Reynolds

Men's 100 Free

1:00.90

-

Men's 50 Back

31.61

31.25

Personal best

Celyn Edwards

Men's100 Free

1:06.71

-

National record

Men's 50 Back

37.25

36.60

National record

Chris Arbuthnott

Men's 100 Free

1:00.35

-

Men's 50 Back

31.49

30.99

National record

Rebecca Dubber

Women's 100 Free

1:19.01

-

Women's 50 Back

43.38

43.15

Tupou Neiufi

Women's 100 Free

1:13.55

-

Women's 50 Back

35.81

35.27

 

DAY 1 RESULTS

Para swimmer

Event

Heat Time

Final Time

Notes

Notes

Jesse Reynolds

Men’s 200 Free

2:11.53

2:11.57

National record

Personal best

Men’s 200 Back

2:28.92

Celyn Edwards

Men’s 100 Fly

1:07.84

1:07.46

National record

Personal best

Men’s 100 Breast

1:29.98

1:29.47

Commonwealth Games MQS

Personal best

Chris Arbuthnott

Men’s 200 Free

2:16.99

-

Men’s 200 Back

2:34.78

Personal best

Rebecca Dubber

Women’s 200 Free

2:46.81

2:46.50

Women’s 200 Back

3:11.62

Tupou Neiufi

Women’s 200 Back

2:55.99

 

·         Live streaming of the Berlin World Series will be made available on World Para Swimming website

·         Each race is run in mixed classification format. Para swimmers with different classifications will compete in the same race with the winner of each race calculated by comparison to the world record. The time that is within the closest percentage of the World Record time in that Para swimmer’s class wins.

·         The IDM Berlin Open is the final event that makes up the World Para Swimming Event Series. IPC Swimming World Championships will attract more than 600 Para swimmers from 52 nations

·         The event is taking place on 6 – 9 July 2017 (CEST) in Berlin, Germany.

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