London Paralympics stars set world records

Sophie Pascoe clocked 29.21 seconds in the 50m butterfly yesterday, breaking her previous world record of 29.57s set at the Paralympics in London.  Photo / AP
Sophie Pascoe clocked 29.21 seconds in the 50m butterfly yesterday, breaking her previous world record of 29.57s set at the Paralympics in London. Photo / AP

Paralympics stars Sophie Pascoe and Mary Fisher stole the limelight with two world records each on the third day of the State New Zealand Swimming Championships in Auckland yesterday.

Pascoe and Fisher, who won 10 medals between them at the London Paralympics, both set world records in the morning heats of the 50m butterfly, and both went under those times again in the final at the West Wave Aquatic Centre in Henderson.

The championships continue until Friday.

Results, day 3:

Men 50m breaststroke: Glenn Snyders (North Shore) 27.39, 1 (World Champs qualifying); Jeffrey Arona-Tuifana'e (Howick Pakuranga) 28.68, 2; Nic Ferrif (North Shore) 28.71, 3.

Men 200m butterfly: Shaun Burnett (North Shore) 1:58.77, 1; Isaac Foote (Capital) 2:01.70, 2; Bradlee Ashby (Fairfield) 2:04.93, 3.

Women 200m freestyle: Lauren Boyle (North Shore) 1:58.54, 1 (World Champs Qualifying); Samantha Lucie-Smith (Capital) 1:59.53, 2; Tash Hind (Capital) 1:59.88, 3.

Women 50m butterfly AWD Mixed Category: Mary Fisher (Capital) 33.25, 1 (adjusted - World Record); Sophie Pascoe (QEII) 28.38, 2 (World Record); Nikita Howarth (Cambridge) 37.87, 3.

Men 800m Freestyle: Troy Balvert (St Peter's) 8:24.57, 1; Jonathan Pullon (Howick Pakuranga) 8:26.69, 2; Phillip Ryan (Waterhole) 8:33.13, 3.

Men 200m individual medley mixed category AWD: Blake Cochrane (AUS) 2:37.89, 1 (Visitor); Jesse Reynolds (Fairfield) 2:33.97, 2; Daniel Gaualofa (Bay of Islands) 2:37.94, 3; Christopher Arbuthnott (Ice Breaker) 3:00.45, 4.

Women 200m individual medley mixed category AWD: Mary Fisher (Capital) 2:52.84, 1; Nikita Howarth (Cambridge) 3:01.85, 2; Emily Grace (St Pauls) 3:02.17, 3.

- APNZ

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