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Updated: Azzopardi makes it a hat-trick of national records in Turkey meet

Maltese swimmers continued to set new standards at the Turkiye Turkcell short course meeting, which is currently being held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Mya Azzopardi kept up her momentum when setting new national records in the 400 metres individual medley, 100 metres IM and 400m freestyle.

In the 400m Individual Medley, the Neptunes swimmer completely annihilated the previous national best of five minutes 16.36 seconds that stood for the last five years when she touched home in 4:57.75.

On the other hand, Azzopardi set a second national best on the day when she completed the 100m IM in 1:05.54.

On Wednesday, Azzopardi made it a third national record this time in the 400 metres freestyle.

Azzopardi improved her previously established mark, clocking a time of 4:21:37.  Her previous record, established in January 2020 in Rome, stood at 4:23.88

In the males’ event, Thomas Woods finished with a time of 4:03.30 improving on Dylan Cachia’s record of 4:04.00 registered in Wuppertal in October 2018.

Martina Valletta also managed a strong performance in the 400m individual medley swimming under record pace in a time of 5:14.38. In the afternoon session, Valletta, participated in the finals and further lowered her best time when clocking 5:09.40.

Jacques Boffa was the other swimmer to clock a new national record in the 200m freestyle.

Competing in the final, Boffa finished the race in a time of 1:52.78 a mere 0.01 second faster than the previous national best. 

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