Record-setter Maisie Summers-Newton takes gold at World Championships

Maisie Summers-Newton won World Championships gold in the SM6 Individual 200m relay, beating her own world record.
The 17-year-old, who recorded the quickest time during the heats earlier in the day, finished the race in just two minutes, 57.24 minutes, even knocking 0.75 seconds of the present record which she set at the World Series in Glasgow back in April this year.
Talking to Sky Sports, Summers-Newton stated:“It was such a good swim and to perform it in front of the crowd was amazing, I am so satisfied with it.“
Her win also gave one of those moments of the night because the audiences roared her on to victory and her sister might be seen on the large screen showing her elation in the outcome to spectators.
„I got out and I said to her why are all yelling?“ Summers-Newton explained. „I think she was simply so happy to see me in front of a home crowd.“
Was Alice Tai, who kept everyone’s nerves on edge straight.
Claiming her gold medal in as many days, she finished at a Championship Record period of one minute 09.76 moments from the process.
For most of the race, Tai looked very much in control but the USA’s Jessica Long upped her pace in the past 50m and finished just 0.02 seconds behind the British uterus.
„This was close, really close,“ Tai told Sky Sports. „It was rather cool but also somewhat extreme. I really could see Jess in my left-hand side and that I could listen to the audience and I honestly panicked. Like I have definitely not got this at one point, I was.
„I knew that this one could be quite close however, just to have won it I’m really lucky.“
There was Championship Record to get Louise Fiddes at the SB14 100m Breaststroke and a golden medal as Great Britain additional six medals on day three of those Para-Swimming World Championships to their already impressive tally.

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