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Second world record for NZ para-swimmers

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 10/06/2016

Paralympian swimmer Cameron Leslie has grabbed New Zealand's second world record in as many days at the German Open in Berlin.

Leslie bettered his own world mark in the men's SM4 150m individual medley, clocking 2min 25.77sec to duck under the 2:25.98 he set at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

He's now ranked No.1 in the world going into the Rio Paralympics later this year, and rediscovered his best after finishing a disappointing second at last year's IPC world championships.

Paralympics NZ high performance director Malcolm Humm said it was encouraging to see Leslie hitting form at the right time.

"Cameron has been determined to retain his No.1 world ranking, and this has been evident in the way he has been training.

"This meet is a vital part of preparations for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and the team have produced great results."

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