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Lakeisha Patterson secures two world records in one night!

20 December 2017

Photo credit: Swimming Australia Ltd

Photo credit: Swimming Australia Ltd

Paralympic star Lakeisha ‘Lucky’ Patterson showed the world that she means business after setting two new world records in one night at the recent Queensland Swimming Championships.

Swimming the meet in the midst in a heavy training block, the 18-year-old from Lawnton couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she set new world marks in both the 100 and 200m freestyle in the S8 category.

Starting with her less favoured event, the 100m, she surprised even herself when she touched the wall in 1:04.51, bettering the previous world mark set her Paralympic teammate Maddie Elliott, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Less than an hour later she was back in the 200m Multi-Class final where she broke world record number two in a time of 2:16.04.

“I’m absolutely ecstatic I can’t believe that it all came together in one night I’m really, really happy and really proud,” Patterson said.

“The 100m was a real surprise with a big personal best and to be able to swim this fast untapered is very pleasing.

“I’ve been training really hard and it’s great to see it all come together. The hard work doesn’t stop, we’ve still got a long road. But it’ really exciting and it makes all the hard work worthwhile.”

Having only recently graduated from school and already with seven Paralympic medals (Gold: 400m Freestyle, 4x100m Freestyle, Silver: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 4x100m Medley Relay, Bronze: 200m IIM), and now three individual world records to her name (400m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle & 100m Freestyle) the world is Lucky’s oyster.

Last updated
20 December 2017