14 Aug 2015

World record for Mary Fisher

1:15 pm on 14 August 2015

Teenager Gabrielle Fa'amausili showed impressive form as she prepares for this month's FINA World Junior Championships with back-to-back wins at the National Short Course Swimming Championships in Auckland.

The 15 year old junior world champion took out the open women's 100 metres individual medley and soon after the 50m freestyle titles.

Mary Fisher

Mary Fisher Photo: Photosport

The stars came out to play on the third night of finals with eight-time IPC Para-Swimming World Champion Mary Fisher grabbing a second world record.

The stunning 22-year-old from the Tawa club clocked 31.68s in the women's 50m freestyle, which took 0.6s off her own previous world record set in Sydney in 2013.

"I was hoping to PB and because I held the world record it was more exciting last night to get it off someone else," Fisher said. "But it was a good feeling to get that PB and it's nice that this competition being in the new pool and just having that sanctioned event where Para-Swimmers can get world records."

Fisher has completed her programme at the championships and will head back to Wellington but plans a move to Auckland next month for her long term preparations to Rio.