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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Bermuda Olympian Fletcher Breaks Another Record

The 13th FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships continued in the Canadian city of Windsor.

Bermuda’s Rebecca Heyliger and Julian Fletcher both competed on Day Three, with another Bermuda Record broken.

Fletcher took to the pool in the Men’s 100m Individual Medley, Fletcher swimming in Lane 6 during Heat 4 finishing 2nd touching the wall in a Bermuda National Record time of 59.14.

Fletcher’s time broke a thirteen year old record of 59.70 set by Graham Smith back on August 13th, 2003, his time also saw him finish 60th overall.

Heyliger competed in Heat 4 of the Women’s 50 Butterfly, Heyliger in Lane Two touched the wall in a time of 28.43 finishing 7th in the Heat and 46th overall.

Following his record breaking performance Fletcher told www.islandstats.com, “Just wanted to go for it from the start, I know that the Backstroke is my weakness, so as long as l could keep up in the 1st 50m with my heat, I had a shot at the record.”

“I felt with the preparation and racing from the World Cup, I was able to put together a solid race,” concluded Fletcher.
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