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Swimming - 11. April 2011.

Massey storms to world record at the British International Disability Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Natalie Massey broke the S14 world record in the 400m Freestyle on the
final day of competition at the British International Disability
Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

The Manchester-based swimmer lowered the European record in this
morning's heats and knew she wanted to make an impact in the final.

She paced herself excellently through the first 200m and showed her
strong back end to bring the race home in a time of 4:44.48.

She won gold with a total of 1008 points and after her race commented:
"I am really pleased with that swim. I'm shocked because I'm in dead
heavy training. Once I'd got the European record this morning I knew I
had the World record in me too.

"Doing the 400m Free really helps with my 200m because I can pace it and
see what I'm doing. This has really given me confidence for the
Europeans now."

Eleanor Simmonds (S6) put in a strong performance to swim close to her
world record after touching in a time of 5:29.59 she won silver with 982
points. Bronze went to Mirjam De Koning-Peper (S6) with a time of
5:42.13 and 878 points.

Natalie Jones and Susie Rodgers lowered the British records in the 50m
Butterfly after storming towards the wall.

Jones knocked the S6 British record to 41.46 and took the gold with a
score of 797. Rodgers lowered the S7 record to 38.61 and finished in
second place with 712 points.

Liz Johnson (S6) won the bronze with a time of 45.13 and a total of 618.

The women's 100m Butterfly saw Claire Cashmore secure win the gold with
a good swim that saw her swim just outside of the qualification time.

The S9 swimmer touched in a time of 1:13.89 and win gold in 737 points.
Silver went to Eleni Papadopoulos (S10) with a score of 714 and a time
of 1:16.16.

Pemilla Lindberg (S14, Sweden) won bronze with a total of 667 and a time
of 1:19.73.
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