Curtis Lovejoy smashes Paralympic world record in Berlin
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Curtis Lovejoy kept the record-setting streak alive for Team USA as he set the world record in the men’s SB1 100-meter breaststroke on the third day of competition at the 28th International German Championship today in Berlin.
Five-time Paralympian Lovejoy (Atlanta, Georgia) broke his own record that had been on the books for nearly 13 years. Lovejoy smashed his previous mark by nearly six seconds as he touched the wall in 3:31.09.
After setting the men’s S12 50 backstroke world record yesterday, Tucker Dupree (Raleigh, North Carolina) set an American and PanAmerican record in the men’s S12 50 freestyle in 24.22.
Over the three days of competition, four Americans have set world records. Lovejoy and Dupree were joined by Elizabeth Smith (Muncie, Indiana) and Jessica Long (Baltimore, Maryland) in adding their names to the record books.
Competition in Berlin features around 600 swimmers from 30 countries and runs through Sunday, April 27. For complete results and more information, visit the event homepage.