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New Zealand swimmer Mary Fisher sets unofficial world record in 400m freestyle

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Earlier today, vision impaired New Zealand swimmer Mary Fisher set an unofficial world record in the women’s S11 400m freestyle during the New Zealand Short Course Championships being held at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie.  Her time of 5:16.98 was .32 seconds faster than the previous record of 5:17.30.



Her record still needs to be ratified before becoming official.  Fisher is doing well at this competition, having won the women’s 200m freestyle and women’s 50m butterfly.


Fisher is one of the top New Zealand disability swimmers.   At the recently completed Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, California, she won a gold in the women’s 100m butterfly and a gold in the women’s 50m freestyle.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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