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Fresh from setting a new British record in the Men’s S4 50m Backstroke on day two, Lyndon Longhorne was back to break more national marks on Saturday morning. First up, in the Men’s S4 50m Butterfly heats, the Derwentside swimmer knocked more than eight seconds off the previous best to touch in 56.05.
He did not have long to recover before the first of the Men’s MC 200m Freestyle heats, when he again powered well inside the previous British record for an S4 swimmer, stopping the clock at 3:37.70. That record had not been broken since 1998.
Jordan Catchpole placed highest out of a wealth of British S14 talent in the second 200m Freestyle heat, his points tally of 799 enough for second qualifier behind Israel’s Ami Omer Dadaon (S4), who notched an impressive 944. Reece Dunn and Dylan Broom were close behind Catchpole in preparation for what should be an intriguing final showdown.
Ellie Simmonds led home a British S6 1-2-3 in the heats of the Women’s 400m Freestyle, her points tally of 866 placing her ahead of Maisie Summers-Newton (841) and Grace Harvey (761). All three will be targeting the Paralympic consideration time in the finals – as will S9 Toni Shaw, who looked controlled throughout her race to secure 735 points.
In the men’s heat, Mikey Jones was the top-placed Brit, the S7 man clocking 4:52.74 for 816 points. France’s Alex Portal (S13 – 878) heads into the final as the highest ranked, with the in-form Mark Malyar of Israel (S7 – 841) behind him. Jones will be joined by compatriots Oliver Hynd, Jacob Leach, Jonathan Booth and Oliver Carter in looking to threaten their classification’s respective Tokyo consideration time when they return later in the day.
The Women’s MC 200m Freestyle was a two-person affair, Louise Fiddes’ time of 2:16.64 and points haul of 713 seeing her qualify ahead of fellow S14 competitor Maqueda Andrade of Spain, who earned 448 points, while Camden Swiss Cottage’s Leah O’Connell placed third in the Women’s MC 50m Butterfly heats, the S7 athlete tallying 616 points. Jonne Moleman (S4) of the Netherlands again led the way on 928.
The athletes will be back in the pool for a third evening of finals from 5pm.
Women's MC 50m Butterfly
Men's MC 50m Butterfly
Women's MC 400m Freestyle
Men's MC 400m Freestyle
Women's MC 200m Freestyle
Men's MC 200m Freestyle
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