Victorian Institute of Sport

GOLD & World Record for McConnell

Friday, 16 September 2016

VIS athlete Ashleigh McConnell and her Australian team of Ellie Cole, Lakeisha Patterson and Maddie Elliott won gold in the women’s W4x100m freestyle 34 point relay.

The Aussies touched the wall in a world record time of 4:16.65.

In other swimming news, Monique Murphy won a silver medal in the final of her pet event, the 400m freestyle S10.

Murphy finished in 4:35.09 behind Canadian gold medallist Aurelie Rivard, who broke the world and Paralympic records in 4:29.96.

An emotional Murphy was still coming to terms with her result after the race, "It's really hard, it (the race) really hurt," she said after the race.

Tanya Huebner came fifth in the 100m breaststroke SB6 final, rising star Emily Beecroft finished 6th in the S9 100fly event.                


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