BAQLAH SMASHES TWO MORE RECORDS
Dec 08, 2016
He’s done it again! Olympic swimmer Khader Baqlah has followed up his record breaking opening day at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Windsor, Canada, by smashing two more Jordan records.
The 18-year-old set a new short course record in the 400m freestyle on Day One of the event by seven seconds, and repeated that achievement in the 200m, breaking his previous best by almost five seconds, and in the 50m, setting a new mark by one-and-a-half seconds.
Baqlah covered the 200m in 1 minute 47.07 seconds beating his previous best of 1:51.78. Like his new 400m record, his 200m time wasn’t enough to qualify through to the final but it again showed he is catching up fast with the world’s best.
He then competed in the 50m sprint and clocked 22.45 seconds, breaking the former record of 23.90 seconds set by Mohammad Aqleh and finishing 46th from 156 of the world’s best swimmers.
He’s still got more races to come with the event set to finish on Sunday.
More than 1,000 swimmers from 176 countries are competing in the Championships.