Dec 12, 4 years ago

Ten new Sri Lankan swimming records set

Ten new Sri Lankan swimming records set

Three Sri Lankan swimmers together shattered 10 Sri Lankan Short Course (25m) National Records at the 12th FINA World Championships (25m) concluded in Doha, Qatar recently. All swimmers of the six-member contingent bettered their own personal best times at the championships held from 3rd to 7th December making it a successful participation for the Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union.

Matthew Abeysinghe erased the 50m Backstroke held by Heshan Unamboowe along with two of his personal records, while Ryan Jasinghe established a hat-trick of records of the three Breaststroke events including one established by his brother Ryan Jasinghe earlier during the year. In the women’s category Machiko Raheem established new records in all the four events swum by her, which included two of her personal records.

The other members of the contingent Cherantha De Silva, Kimiko Raheem and Chamodi De Fonseka swam their personal best times in the majority of the events they participated. Manoj Abeysinghe accompanied the team as its head coach.

The championship was also a new experience for the backstroke swimmers with the adoption of the new backstroke start device by FINA among the approval of some rule changes in other strokes.

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