World record for swimmer Matt Levy

Posted on October 25, 2019 by

NSWIS swimmer Matt Levy has started the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships with a bang, breaking a world record on the opening day of action at Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC.

Four-time Paralympian Matt Levy broke a decade-long world record in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley Multi-Class to claim his third consecutive short course title.

Touching in 2:34.02 for 1006 points, the North Sydney swimmer cut .27 seconds off the record, which had been held by Croatian Mihovil Spanja since 2009.



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Great start to the Australian Short Course Championships! New PB and a WR! @dolphinsaus

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In the women’s 400 Individual Medley, Hunter swimming Meg Bailey (NSWIS) had a phenomenal swim taking out her first national title by half the pool (6 seconds) and just .45 of a second off the Australian record.

In a nail biting finish, NSWIS athletes Bradley Woodward (NSWIS) and Will Yang (NSWIS) tied for Men’s 50m Backstroke national title in a time of 23.93.

TSS Aquatic’s Kiah Melverton won her second Women’s 800m Freestyle national title, having claimed her first in 2016. Melverton (8:15.93) finished seven seconds clear of her training partner Moesha Johnson (8:22.92) and teenager Jacinta Essam (NSWIS) from Ginninderra who picked up the bronze medal in 8:26.76.

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