Loughborough student Emma Hollis has broken two world records in two days at the BUCS short course swimming championships in Sheffield this weekend.

On Friday, Hollis broke the world record for the S8 category 800m freestyle by over 30 seconds with a time of 10:55.33. Hollis then followed that up with a second world record, subject to ratification, in the 400m individual medley on Saturday evening with a time of 6:10.57.

Speaking to the BUCS website after victory in the 800m freestyle race, she said "It's crazy all the hard work has finally paid off, when I looked up I didn't believe the scoreboard was right."

Emma Hollis, who spoke to Label back in October, will be hoping to replicate her success at the Paralympics in London next summer despite neither the 800m freestyle nor the 400m individual medley not featuring at the Games.

Elsewhere at the BUCS swimming, there was also golds for Aisha Thorton, who beat her personal best by 11 seconds, in the 800m freestyle and Roberto Pavoni in the 1500m freestyle. 


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