Cypriot Paralympian Breaks Three Swimming World Records

pelendritouKarolina Pelendritou, a Paralympic gold medalist from Cyprus, reset two separate breaststroke world bests in her category in three record-breaking swims over two days at the IDM Berlin 2014.

On Friday, Pelendritou, who is visually impaired, broke the 200m breaststroke record (clocking 2:51.01) in the SB12 category, before slashing the 50m record twice on Saturday, setting the bar at 34.87 seconds in the final.

The IDM swim meet for impaired swimmers is a major event in the run up to the summer’s European Championship, where Pelendritou, also known as the ‘Princess of the Pool’ will defend her title.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here