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Becca Meyers wins gold, sets world record at World Para Swimming Championships

by ZwemZa on September 10th, 2019

Becca Meyers celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 200m individual medley – SM13 Final at the Paralympic Games on Sept. 10, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. (Buda Mendes / Getty Images)

Becca Meyers of Timonium won the United States’ first gold medal of the World Para Swimming Championships at the London Aquatics Center in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Monday.

Meyers, a Notre Dame Prep graduate, bested her previous world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle S13, finishing in 4 minutes, 22.34 seconds. “I feel amazing right now, I can’t even put it into words,” she said. “It’s so surreal to be back on the podium, especially after London 2012 where I won my first international Paralympic medal. I’m excited to be back up there again, reliving some memories and creating some new ones. The 400 free is my favorite event.”

Team USA had five podium finishes on the opening night, including a silver medal from Jessica Long of Baltimore in the women’s 100 free S8 (1:06.08).

The Baltimore Sun

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