Dias breaks world record in Berlin

Brazilian smashes his own time by nearly three seconds. 24 May 2013
Berlin IDM 2013

Daniel Dias swims in the 100m butterfly multiclass heats at the Berlin Internationals 2013

ⒸRalf Kuckuck

His previous time of 1:20.23 was set less than a year ago in London.

Daniel Dias looks set to dominate in the pool at the World Championships in Montreal, after provisionally beating his own 100m butterfly S5 world record on the opening day of the German Internationals in Berlin with a time of 1:17.70.

The 25-year old, who won six gold medals at London 2012 and broke another four world records, is competing in Berlin as part of his preparations for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships, which will take place from 11-17 August.

His previous time of 1:20.23 was set less than a year ago in London.

Speaking to the IPC earlier this month Dias revealed how one of this biggest competitions of his life could have turned into a disaster, after he lost coach Marcus Rojo for a month before the Paralympic Games started.

For Berlin however, there is no such luck for his competitors and Dias surely looks like he will clean up in Montreal.

Dias lined up in the multiclass event against fellow Brazilians Andre Brasil and Phelipe Andrews Rodrigues. Birthday boy Brasil also showed good form winning silver in the 100m butterfly multiclass.

At the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Daniel Dias will compete in the 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley