Hamer lowers British record at National Paralympic Day

26 Jul 2015

Tom Hamer lowered his British record as Great Britain’s current and future stars of para-swimming put on a memorable show at the National Paralympic Day at London Aquatics Centre.

Competing against a Rest of World team including a number of top performers from last week’s IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, the British team came away with a 205 – 196 victory with Hamer one of a number of standout performers on the day.

Having won bronze on his World debut last week, the 16-year old took 0.24 seconds off his S14 200m Freestyle record as he won maximum points for the home team in 1:58.18.

There was also a British record for one of Great Britain’s most talented young para-swimmers as 13-year old Eleanor Robinson lowered her S6 50m Butterfly British record to 37.85 for victory in the MC race.

The more experienced British para-swimmers were also impressive as Hannah Russell claimed victories in the S12-S13 100m Backstroke and S12-S13 100m Freestyle and Andrew Mullen touched first in the S5 50m Backstroke and S5 200m Freestyle.

Jessica-Jane Applegate also claimed a pair of victories in the pool where she became Paralympic champion three years ago, bagging the S14 200m Freestyle and SM14 200m Individual Medley double.