Records continued to tumble as Christian Sadie and Alani Ferreira both posted new African Records during the fifth day of the World Para Swimming Championships in London on Friday…

Sadie came very close to a medal when he finished the final of the SM7 200m individual medley in fourth place with an African Record time of 2:38,35, while the gold medal went to Colombia’s Carlos Serrano in a new championship record time of 2:31,11.

Alani Ferreira did not manage to qualify for the SM13 200m individual medley final, but was more than happy with her new African Record, which she achieved during the morning heats, touching the wall seventh with a time of 2:49,15.

Paralypian Hendri Herbst took to the water in the final of the S11 100m freestyle where he finished in eighth place, clocking 1:03,12, while Franco Smit concluded his S12 100m freestyle heat in fifth position in 56,55.

The World Para Swimming Championships are held in the same venue as the London 2012 Paralympics and are a crucial qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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Author: ANA Newswire