Saturday, March 28, 2015

European Record and IPC Qualification Time Secured for Mullen

“I was really happy with how I did at Euros so if I can go faster this summer and grab some of those medals I will be really pleased.” Andrew Mullen

Ren 96’s Andrew Mullen (S5) stormed to victory in the final of the men’s 50m Butterfly and broke the European record for a second time in one day which puts him in contention for selection for Glasgow 2015 on day three of the British Para Swimming International Meet at Tollcross in Glasgow.

Mullen recorded a time of 37.03 in the heats and then went on to shave a further 0.1 seconds off in the final with a time of 36.91, taking home the gold with 780 points.

“This morning was a big PB for me and to go faster was great,” Mullen said. “I managed to improve my finish and grab the extra tenth.

“I’m really glad to consistently PB. That was my aim coming in here and I wanted to go 36 point as well and I’m really happy to have done that.

“I was really happy with how I did at Euros so if I can go faster this summer and grab some of those medals I will be really pleased.”

The silver was claimed by City of Hereford swimmer Sascha Kindred (S6) who touched in a time of 32.79.

James Clegg (Edinburgh University) went in the ‘A’ final of the 100m butterfly, where he finished in 6th place with a time of 1:00.14/844 points.

Meanwhile his younger brother Stephen (Tranent) contended the ‘C’ final of the 100m backstroke, where he finished 9th in 1:05.32/663 points.

Craig Rodgie (Edinburgh University) was also back in action in the ‘B’ final of the 100m backstroke, finishing 2nd in 1:04.45/825 points.

The British Para Swimming International Meet are taking place at Tollcross, Glasgow between 26 and 29 March 2015. The event is one of the largest open competitions for para swimming and has attracted teams from countries all over the world. The event is also be a key qualification meet for the World Championships and will give athletes a chance to compete at Tollcross ahead of the event. 

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