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Neamt breaks senior 1500m record
14 Dec 2014 21:09
Teenager Antoinette Neamt smashed the women's Irish Senior 1500m freestyle record on the final day of competition at the Irish Short Course Championships in Lisburn.
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Having set the previous record of 16:40.22 at the 2013 championships, Tallaght swimmer Neamt knocked almost eight seconds off that time to set a new record of 16:32.73.
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The 13-year-old finished the meet with an Irish senior and two Irish junior records and three national titles.
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Ards swimmer Emma Reid was also in record breaking form as she set a new Irish Junior Record in the 50m butterfly final. Reid broke Jane Roberts record of 28 seconds touching in 27.77.
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Bethany Firth picked up her third gold medal of the meet winning the event in 27.46 seconds. In the men’s equivalent Jamie Graham secured his fourth gold medal with a time of 24.75.
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Bethany Carson showed incredible form to win all five events she had entered at the championships. The 23-year-old added the 200m Freestyle to the 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 100m and 200m individual medley titles.
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Carson touched ahead of Neamt (2:01.97) and Therese Corry (2:03.50) in 1:59.58 to take gold once again.
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