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Disability Swimming: Steph Slater sets Butterfly World Record

April 21, 2014
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Britain’s Steph Slater secured her qualification for the European Disability Swimming Championships, and set a new world record in the 100m butterfly at the British Para-Swimming meet in Glasgow yesterday.

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The 23 year old has been in good form at the meet, beating her own S8 European record in the morning heats before setting a new best of one minute 9.67 seconds in the final to win gold.

She beat America’s Jessica Long mark of 1:09.79 set at last year’s World Championship.

“Words can’t describe it – it’s an amazing feeling,” said Slater.

“I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to break the record so I just went out there and swam the hardest I could.”

The multi-classification event also acts as a trial for August’s European Championships in the Netherlands.

Bethany Firth , who switched nationalities to GB earlier this year from Ireland, continued her remarkable form at the meeting with a new world best to win the women’s 100m backstroke.

Beth Shine, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

 

 

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