Swimmer broke the world record in 99 years
Australian George Corones broke the world record in swimming at 50 meters free style in his age category at the Commonwealth Games. This is reported on the page of the Australian team of swimmers on Facebook.
Corones performs among athletes aged 100 to 104 years. He overcame the distance in 56.12 seconds. The previous record was set by another veteran of sports - Canadian swimmer Jaring Timmerman in 2009. His result is 1 minute and 16.92 seconds.
According to the rules of the tournament, an Australian has the right to participate in competitions in this age category, since in 2018 he must be 100 years old.
Commonwealth Games, attended by athletes from the UK and most of its former colonies, are held every four years. By the number of participants and the disciplines presented, the competition is second only to the Summer Olympics.