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Swimming at FINA World Masters 2015: Day 6 review

15.08.2015, 20:06 Sport
The 16th FINA Masters Championships is about to wrap up pretty soon. For the majority of the athletes Day 6 of the swimming event happened to be the last chance to show their best because some of them are already on their way back home with several medals in their collection. Today the medals have been contested among the maturest athletes competing in 200m breaststroke, 100m backstroke and 200m butterfly events.

Bela Banki Horvath, a Hungarian swimmer, turned out to be the maturest swimmer competing in the men’s 200m breaststroke event among men. He grabbed gold in the 95-99 age group, stopping the clock at 7:29.12. As for the women category of this very race, 65-year-old Australian swimmer, Janette Jeffrey, finished the race with a time of 3:21.27 which secured her a gold medal, as well.

Stefan Gherghel, a swimmer from Romania, set a new world record racing 100m backstroke in the 35-39 age group. As for the women category, no records were broken this time. However, the maturest swimmer from South Africa, 90-year-old Kascha Kloos, surprised everyone clocking 3:16.64.

Marcus Mattioli of Brazil, a swimmer of the 55-59 age group, set a new world record in the men’s 200m butterfly event, touching home in 2:16.78. Today this event saw a lot of women competing, that’s why the eldest age group was 75-79.

Follow the links below to see the detailed results:

Men. 200m breaststroke

Women. 200m breaststroke

Men. 100m backstroke

Women. 100m backstroke

Men. 200m butterfly

Women. 200m butterfly

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