New records set in British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow


Ellie Simmonds and Bethany Firth both broke world records at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow as their arrangements for Rio 2016 proceeded.

Simmonds, who won two golds at both the Beijing and London Paralympics, took a second off her S6 world record in the 400m freestyle in the wake of timing five minutes and 18.69 seconds.

“I knew I had that in me, preparing was going truly well driving into the opposition, yet I am so cheerful,” said Simmonds.

“It is incredible for me to get that time and extraordinary for my energy.

“I will think back now and see what I can enhance and what went well and what didn’t.

“I’ve quite recently got the opportunity to concentrate on myself in preparing now. I have huge amounts of adversaries out there, however I must go out there in Rio and swim as well as can be expected.”

S10 swimmer Rosie Bancroft took silver in a period of 4mins 49.52secs, while bronze went to Ellie Robinson in 5:48.72.

Firth, in the interim, brought down her own particular world imprint in the S14 200m freestyle with a swim of 2:03.70, which is under the capability thought time for the Rio Paralympics.

“Words can’t generally portray how I feel at this moment,” Firth said. “I was imploring all through that entire race, I was simply trusting that I could benefit a period and show individuals that I’ve come here to mean business.”

Silver went to Paralympic champion Jessica-Jane Applegate in 2:05.63, again putting the S14 Norwich swimmer in conflict for the British squad this late spring, while Chloe Davies guaranteed bronze in 2:13.26.

In the men’s S14 200m freestyle, Tom Hamer set the capability time required for Rio in the warms with a British record of 1:57.27 preceding going ahead to take gold in the last with a swim of 1:57.49.

Paralympic gold medalist Ollie Hynd won the last occasion of the night in the wake of completing the 400m free in a period of 4:24.69, only outside of his own reality record, yet urgently under the Paralympic thought time.