The World Aquatic Festival is continuing in Kazan, now in the category of Masters. A regular day of competitions in the frame of 16th World championships in swimming was a real struggle of the best female, male and mixt teams in 4×50 m free and medley relays with many new World records in different age groups.
First heats kicked off in the morning when mixed relay teams climbed the starting blocks to start competing in the 4×50 m medley. The most interesting thing about relay events at the Masters tournament is that the roster’s age is calculating on the base of the total age of team’s members. The “Poseidon A” team turned out to be the oldest one among all. The teammates competed in the group of 280-319 age and finished the race with a time of 3.57,59. New World record in the mixed relay event set by St-Petersburg’s “Neva Stars D” team that touched the wall in 1.55,32.
It was just only the beginning. Two more new Planet’s records achieved in the mixed 4×50 m medley. The first record set by South Africa’s Cape Town “Msc A” team. Africans covered the distance in 1.55,19 in the 240-279 age group. The second record was set by “Tsunami” (Nizhny Novgorod), their time being 1.40,14 in the 120-159 age group.
The mixed event was next followed by the men’s 4х50 m medley. Best time was shown again by “Neva Stars D” team. In their 169-199 age group, they finished first with a time of new World record in this category (1.47,07). Another World record achieved by athletes in the 100-119 age, where Moscow’s “Troika” team hit the touchpad at 1.43,83. “Neva Stars D” Club was best in the women’s 4×50 m medley with World record, having finished the race with 2.00,05 in the 100-119 age group.
The St-Petersburg athletes continued their winning swimming in the next medley event as well. “Neva Stars D” updated World record in the men’s 4×50 m medley after stopping the watch at 1.36,28 in the 160-199 age group. Next World record posted also “Zubr A” team from Bulgaria. They covered the distance with 1.34,09.
“Neva Stars D” again was unbeatable in the women’s 4х50 m free relay. Female swimmers set another new World record by finishing the race with a time of 1.50,30 in the 100-119 age group. The second record in the same event, but in a different age group of 120-150 years old, achieved by the “Tsunami” of Nizhny Novgorod. They touched the wall at 1.49,03.
Photo: Press Office of Kazan-2015 World Aquatic Championships