Becontree Heath swimmer Whiston sets new world record

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 July 2019

Swimmer Brock Whiston (Pic: Elizabeth Whiston)

Swimmer Brock Whiston (Pic: Elizabeth Whiston)


Collier Row swimmer Brock Whiston sets a new world record on day three of the British Summer Championships in Glasgow.

Swimmer Brock Whiston (Pic: Elizabeth Whiston)Swimmer Brock Whiston (Pic: Elizabeth Whiston)

The 22-year-old, who trains at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre, broke her previous world record by 0.9 of a second to win the gold medal in the final of the Women's MC 100m Breaststroke race with a time of 1.13.51.

Whiston broke her own previous world record of 1:14.41 that she set at the Para-swimming World Series in Berlin in June.

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The swimmer also took seven second off her best time of 5.00.90 in the 400m race and another six seconds off in the final where she bagged a bronze medal with the time of 4.54.54.

The S8 swimmer also broke the British and European record in the 200m race with a time of 2.36.34.

The youngster will now start her preparation for the World Championships at Stratford in September.

The events will be shown live on Channel 4.

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