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Jakarta Post

Asian Para Games: Uzbekistan’s Amilova breaks two world records

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  02:29 am

Fatimakhon Amilova (INAPGOC/Hendra)Swimmer Fatimakhon Amilova of Uzbekistan broke another world record, this time in the women’s 100 meter SB13 breaststroke at the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatic Center on Wednesday.

She set a new world record after clocking 1:09.57, three seconds faster than the world record she set at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics in Brazil.

The 19-year-old swimmer also broke a world record on Tuesday in the women’s 200 individual medley SM13 (visual impairment) after hitting the wall in 2:02, taking a second off the record set by Italy’s Carlotta Gilli in August.

“I am very glad that I won and broke the world record today [Wednesday] and yesterday [Tuesday]. I have been preparing for this for a long time and I want to thank everyone who supported me,” Amilova said after the medal ceremony on Wednesday.

“I came to this competi...