Aquatics

Dunn ends World Para-Swimming Champs with another record and gold medal

Reece Dunn (picture Georgie Kerr Photography / British Swimming)

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Reece Dunn ended the World Para-Swimming Championships in style on Sunday evening with another record and a gold medal.

Dunn smashed the world record to win the men’s S14 100m butterfly final in 54.46 seconds. His time was more than a second inside the previous best mark.

He had already won gold medals and set new world bests in the individual 100m freestyle and mixed S14 4x100m freestyle event. He also set a new European record to claim silver in the 200m IM.

Dunn was over the moon with his performance on Sunday at the London Aquatic Centre – splashing the water in delight when he saw his time.

“I’ve waited three-and-a half years for another 54 (second swim),” said Dunn.

“To post the fastest time for the event in three-and-a half years feels great.  It’s been a hard few months of training; the most I’ve trained for a long time and the most I’ve been motivated too, so I’m happy.

“I must say a massive thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting us, it’s been very loud and very awesome, and the crowd have been amazing.”

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