Breaking World Records for Swimming

by Anna

Wow! Another world record smashed by a Montrealer!

In preparation for the Paralympic Games in Beijing, Canada has sent competitors to the German Open in Berlin.

Montreal's Benoit Huot broke the record for the 200 metre backstroke.

According to the Canadian Press:
"Huot clocked two minutes 17.27 seconds to smash his previous S10 disability class world mark of 2:19.48. The performance ranked him fourth in the combined disability standings for the event with Donovan Tildesley of Vancouver fifth and Brian Hill of Duncan, B.C., seventh."

And Montreal also sent a winner for the women's team as well.

"In the women's 200 individual medley, Valerie Grand'Maison of Montreal won the gold medal, clocking 2:32.51 with Nyree Lewis of Britain second Chelsey Gotell of Antigonish, N.S., third in 2:36.94 and Kirby Cote of Winnipeg fourth in 2:36.94. All three Canadians race in the S13 class for visually impaired."

It all speaks well for the swimmers and coaches in Montreal!

Congrats to all the winners.

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