World records for Hamer and Hynd at British Summer Championships
Thomas Hamer (City of Manchester Acquatics) and Ollie Hynd (Nova Centre) both broke world records on the opening night of the British Summer Championships 2017 in Sheffield.
Hamer equalled the S14 Men’s 200m Freestyle world record of 1:56.27 in the morning heats, before lowering the record by 0.09 seconds in the Men’s MC 200m Freestyle final in a new record time of 1:56.18, well inside the World Championship team consideration standard.
The world record swim saw Hamer take the Men’s MC 200m Freestyle title with 1002 points. Jack Thomas (S14, Conwy) was second with 865 points and a time of 2:02.00 and Jordan Catchpole (S14, UEA Norwich) completed the podium with 856 points after touching in 2:02.41.
Just over an hour later and the crowd in Ponds Forge witnessed another world record topple, this time from Ollie Hynd in the Men’s MC 400m Freestyle final.
Hynd knocked two seconds off the S8 world record he posted to win gold at last year’s Paralympic Games. The world record time of 4:19.74 Hynd set in Sheffield sealed victory in the Men’s MC 400m Freestyle with 1025 points and secured a World Championships consideration time.
City of Manchester Aquatics’ swimmer Michael Jones (S7) took silver with 908 points and he was joined on the podium by his teammate Jonathan Fox (S7) who won bronze with 900 points.
Jones’ time of 4:48.19 and Fox’s time 4:49.06 mean that they both also secured World Championships considerations times.
S8 swimmer Stephanie Millward (Corsham) took the Women’s MC 400m Freestyle title with a total of 892 points and a time of 4:51.11, which was within the consideration standard for the Mexico-bound World Championship team.
The Northampton pair of Maisie Summers-Newton (S6) and Eleanor Robinson (S6) finished second and third respectively, with 843 and 834 points. Summers-Newton finished in 5:33.01 and Robinson touched in 5:34.27.
In the Women’s MC 200m Freestyle, UEA Norwich’s Jessica-Jane Applegate (S14) claimed gold with 876 points and a time of 2:07.55, another consideration time for World Championship selection. Hatfield’s Louise Fiddes (S14) finished second with 786 points and Basildon’s Danielle Hartin (S14) took bronze with 612 points.