Aquatics

Plymouth Leander’s Dunn breaks two world records at Para-Swimming Series finale in Berlin

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Reece Dunn enjoyed a highly-successful trip to Berlin for the World Para-Swimming Series finale.

Recent newcomer to para-swimming, Dunn broke two S14 world records, claimed two gold medals and a bronze in Germany.

It was a major boost for him ahead of his debut at the World Para-Swimming Championships in London this September.

He opened the competition with a world record and a multi-class bronze medal in the 200m freestyle. He swam 1:53.57, which not only made him the fastest S14 swimmer on the plant but it was his first PB for two years. More impressively it came after a tough training camp.

Dunn then backed that up by breaking his own 100m S14 world record that he had set in Glasgow last month.

The Leander swimmer clocked 51.52 seconds in Berlin to win overall gold.

“It’s brilliant really,” said Dunn afterwards. “I am un-tampered so not very rested, but it is faster than I did at the British Championships in April so I’m very pleased.”

He also added a gold medal in the 50m freestyle event on Saturday evening.

Dunn clocked 23.62 to earn 875 points and finish above Russia’s Kirill Belousov (S11), who recorded 26.47 for 820 points and Estonia’s Matz Topkin (S4) who scored 801 for his time of 40.26.

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