Aquatics

Caradon swimmer Kula-Przezwanski wins world title in Gwangju

CARADON Swimming Club’s Helen Kula-Przezwanski has enjoyed an impressive start to the World Masters Championships in Gwangju.

In the opening two days of pool swimming in South Korea she has claimed a medal of each colour.

She became world champion in the women’s 60-64 years’ 200m freestyle on Wednesday with a 2:33.54 swim. That was even faster than the winner of the 55-59 age group.

Kula-Przezwanski, who runs for Tavistock AC and is also a world aquathlon champion, also won a bronze on Wednesday to go with a silver she picked up on Tuesday.

Her silver medal came in the 200m backstroke, where she clocked 2:56.29 to finish behind American Lynn Bonnie Spivey. She picked up bronze in the 400m IM where she clocked 6:25.59.

Prior to the pool swimming starting in Gwangju, Kula-Przezwanski took part in the 3k open water event where she finished fifth.

Kula-Przezwanski will be hoping for more success as the championships run through to Sunday.

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