8 June 2019
Record-breaking Tai continues gold rush
Alice Tai capped off a stellar weekend at the Para-swimming World Series finale in Berlin on Sunday, winning gold in the women’s 100m backstroke and 50m fly final and breaking her own world record in the latter.
Two-time Paralympic medallist Tai beat world champion Verena Schott in the 100m backstroke final before winning the 50m fly final in just 30.62 seconds on Sunday to claim her seventh world record of the series.
Earlier on Sunday, Tai had set a world record of 30.67 seconds in the 50m fly heats, only to go and improve her own time by 0.05 seconds in the final.
Tai had already set a historic mark the previous evening with her fourth world record of the week in the 50m freestyle, the Brit clocking a new record of 28.97 seconds in her first sub-29 time.
Following on from her opening day triumph in the Women’s 100m, Tai broke the S8 women’s 50m backstroke world record on Friday.
The 20-year-old finished the Series in the German capital with six medals to her name.
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