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Gold rush for Alice Tai as she sets new world record ...

Alice Tai broke another world record as she struck gold again at the Para-Swimming World Series in Germany – only minutes after winning a silver medal.

Following on from her opening day triumph in the Women’s 100m Butterfly, Tai topped the podium in the 50m Backstroke. But there was little time for her to prepare as that race took place after she had just finished second in the Women’s 100m Freestyle.

She said: “I’m not sure [how I did that] as I’d just jumped out the 100m free. My heart rate was over the roof already.” Tai’s S8 time in the multi-class race was 31.01 which earned her 985 points – three clear of Russia’s Anna Krivshina whose S12 time of 31.00 scored 982 points.

A debut Games in Brazil saw Tai compete in five events and taking relay gold in the Women's 4x100m Medley relay and individual bronze in the Women's S10 100m Backstroke.

A highly successful debut World Championships at Glasgow 2015 came in the form of four medals, gold in the 34pt 4x100m medley relay and 3 bronze. Earlier in the year Tai impressed with four finals finished at the British Para-Swimming International meet also hosted in Glasgow.

In 2014, Tai made her international breakthrough, qualifying for her first British major championship team for after Youth 100m and 400m Freestyle golds at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow.

Still only 15, she looked at home on the international stage at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven, winning 100m Backstroke silver and 400m Freestyle bronze in the S10 class then standing on the top step of the international podium for the first time after victory with the British 34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay quartet.

Tai had made further progression in 2013, making three senior finals at the British International Disability Swimming Championships then winning MC 50m Freestyle bronze and MC 100m Freestyle silver at the ASA National Championships in Sheffield.