Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Second Silver for Mullen in Glasgow

“I’ve been doing a lot of freestyle work this season and this is one of the events I really enjoy swimming." Andrew Mullen

Glasgow-born Andrew Mullen won his second IPC Swimming World Championships silver medal, and in doing so posted a new British record in the S5 200m Freestyle.

Brazil’s Paralympic champion Daniel Dias dominated the final to defend his World title with a 2:27.28 effort for gold.

But the 18-year old Brit was cheered on to silver by the home crowd, striking three seconds off his PB from the heats to come home in 2:41.35 – nearly five seconds faster than his 2:46.27 effort to claim the European title 12 months ago.

“I’m really happy with that swim,” said Mullen. “I’ve been doing a lot of freestyle work this season and this is one of the events I really enjoy swimming so I’m just happy to do a best time. 

“Daniel is a fast competitor and one of the best Paralympic swimmers there’s been but I just focus the technical elements of my own race and go back and try and improve my best times.”

Roy Perkins from the US won bronze in 2:45.41.

Mullen is back in action tomorrow in the 50m butterfly (S5).

The IPC Swimming World Championships are taking place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow from 13-19 July.

Full results from the event can be found here: http://www.paralympic.org/glasgow-2015/schedule-results

Full details of all the GBR swimmers competing can be found at British Swimming: http://www.swimming.org/britishswimming/

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