7 National Records registered at FINA World Championships

Monday, December 17, 2012, 14:20
The Maltese National Swimming Team registered no fewer than seven national (short course) records while competing at the 11th FINA World Championships (25m) held in Istanbul between the 12th and the 16th of December 2012. Malta’s top swimmer Andrew Chetcuti (1992) registered four individual (short course) records with the first one on the first day of the World Championships when he clocked 1.53.46 to break Edward Caruana Dingli’s record of 1.54.32 in the 200 freestyle event. He broke the other records in the 50 freestyle event when he touched the pad at 22.95 bettering his time from 24.04, while in the 50 butterfly event he achieved a time to 24.56 from his previous 24.99. He also bettered his time in the 100freestyle event when he achieved a time of 49.92 from 50.86 his previous mark.

Nicola Muscat (1994) registered a national short course record in the 100free when she clocked 58.05 from 58.28 she had achieved in Dubai in December 2010. 

Andrea Agius (1990) also bettered his time in the 50 breaststroke event when he clocked 29.37 from the time of 29.75 he had also achieved in Dubai 2010.

Michaela Millo came just a few splits away from breaking the 100 breaststroke record.But she then made her mark when she broke the 200 breastroke record with a time of 2.39.85 erasing Stephanie Schranz record from 1998 of 2.45.90. Other good shows during these World Championships came from the youngest member of the team at this event Julian Harding (1996) who achieved a timeof 57.90 in the 100 butterfly event, while also winning the heat. Both Andrea M. Agius and Edward Caruana Dingli completed the team and achieved personal best times.

The next FINA World Championships (25m)will be held in Doha, Qatar in 2014.

The National Swimming Team will next be focussing on the GSSE Games of the Small States which will be held in Luxembourg at the end of May 2013.





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  1. oliver says:

    well done

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