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World Records Fill Day 3 of Swimming Championships

By IPC

More World records filled the third day of the 2010 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Starting the day off was in the Women's 100m Freestyle (S11) event. Cecilia Camellini from Italy set the new World record and took first place with her time of 1:08.56. Camellini was followed by China`s Qing Xie and Germany`s Daniela Schulte respectively.

In the Women's 50m Freestyle (S7), USA`s Mallory Weggemann finished first at 31.64 and set a new World record at the same time. Following Weggemann were compatriots Cortney Jordan and Erin Popovich. In the Men`s 50m Freestyle (S7), Great Britain`s Matthew Walker took first with his time of 28.26, and was followed by USA`s Lantz Lamback and Great Britain`s David Roberts.

Russia's Pavel Poltavtsev's set the World record in the Men's 100m Breaststroke (SB9) with his time of 1:05.96. Poltavtsev was followed by South Africa's Kevin Paul and China's Furong Lin respectively. Ukraine's Nataliia Prologaieva set a new World record in the Women's 50m Backstroke (S5) with a time of 38.68. Prologaieva was followed by Bela Hlavackova (CZE) and Karina Lauridsen (DEN).

Taking place from 15-21 August, a total of 649 athletes from 53 different countries are participating at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Competing inside the Pieter van den Hoogenband Swimming Stadium for the gold, silver and bronze medal in their respective event, the number of participating athletes and countries is one of the largest of any previous Swimming World Championships.