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Published on 9-Jul-2017

NZ Para swimmers make a splash on day three of World Para Swimming Series

It was another thrilling day of competition in Berlin, as teenage sensation Kiwi Celyn Edwards claimed two more national records and an Oceania record, Chris Arbuthnott a further national record and Rio 2016 Paralympian Rebecca Dubber took more than 15 seconds off her personal best time to set a new national record in the pool.

16-year-old Celyn Edwards from Christchurch added the Men’s 50m Freestyle S8 (30.74) national record and Men’s 50m Breaststroke SB8 (41.23) national and Oceania records to take his total of national records to five so far in Berlin on the penultimate day of racing at the World Para Swimming Series.

Team mate and 18-year-old Chris Arbuthnott from Palmerston North added a second national record to his results in the Men’s 200m Butterfly S9 (2:20.87).

Rio 2016 Paralympic bronze medallist Rebecca Dubber showed she was in great form swimming at time of 53.70 in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke SB6 and smashing the previous national record by over 15 seconds. The time the North Shore Para swimmer had taken time out of the pool to refresh and refocus after the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games obviously of great benefit today.

Gary Francis (Para Swimming National Development Coach, Paralympics New Zealand) said, “Today saw outstanding achievements by Celyn, Chris and Rebecca. The national records and personal best times achieved by Celyn, Chris and Rebecca were fantastic.  It was a superb day for the New Zealand Para swimmers with 80% of the team clocking personal best times. We are lucky to have a great group of rowdy New Zealand supporters with us in Berlin and they will certainly be looking forward to seeing what the team can produce tomorrow as we complete the final day of racing.”

The New Zealand Para Swimming Team have now set nine national records, one Oceania record and achieved a Commonwealth Games minimum qualifying standard. All five Para swimmers will be in action again tomorrow on the final day of racing in Berlin.


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

 

DAY 4 SCHEDULE

Para swimmer

Event

Celyn Edwards

Men's 200 Individual Medley

Celyn Edwards

Men's 50 Butterfly

Chris Arbuthnott

Men's 100 Backstroke

Chris Arbuthnott

Men's 200 Individual Medley

Jesse Reynolds

Men's 100 Backstroke

Jesse Reynolds

Men's 200 Individual Medley

Rebecca Dubber

Women's 100 Backstroke

Rebecca Dubber

Women's 50 Butterfly

Tupou Neiufi

Women's 100 Backstroke

Tupou Neiufi

Women's 50 Butterfly

 

 

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