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Four Records Fall

Four national swimming records were broken on the first day of the 2015 BSP Long Course Age Group Nationals at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre in Suva yesterday. Team Fiji
20 Jun 2015 09:58
Four Records Fall
Cheyenne Rova competes in the girls breastroke event during the National Age Swimming Championships at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre in Suva yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

Four national swimming records were broken on the first day of the 2015 BSP Long Course Age Group Nationals at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre in Suva yesterday.

Team Fiji swim rep to the Paciic Games Rosemarie Rova claimed the first record, winning the women’s U11-12 400 metres medley with a new time of 5:52.67 minutes. The old record of 6:22.34 minutes was set by Ro Wakanivugayali Naivalu last year.

Tritons swimmer Samuel Yalimaiwai set the second new record of the day in the U11-12 100m backstroke with a time of 1:21.71 minutes, clearing three seconds off the previous record set in 2012 by Jitoko Ledua.

Nadi Barracudas powerhouse Taichi Vakasama broke the third record in the men’s U15-16 400m freestyle with a time of 4:42.81 minutes, clearing a minute off of the previous time set by Oakley Johns last year.

Gordon Thompson of Mako Swim Club set the new record in the men’s 17 and over backstroke event with a time of 1:02.97 minutes, beating the previous record of 1:03.69m set by Olympian Carl Probert in 2013.

The second day of competition kicks off at 9am this morning and the finals of the competition are expected to be held tomorrow.

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