Record-breaking start for Myrtha pools in Fukuoka
Just over 24 hours after the start of the swimming leg of the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, a few great swimmers have already given us three World records.
The pools built by Myrtha Pools, capable of withstanding earthquake shocks, seem to be the ideal place to break new records and stop the clock like never before.
Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus reclaims the World record in the 400m freestyle, which was taken from her a few months ago by the very young Canadian, Summer McIntosh. In one of the fastest races in history, with four swimmers going under 4 minutes, Titmus also leads her teammates to set another World record in the 400m freestyle relay.
But the loudest noise came from the falling wall of Michael Phelps’ 400m individual medley record, a record that had stood for an impressive 15 years, and it was shattered in the Myrtha pool in Fukuoka by the French swimmer Léon Marchand, who beat the former American swimmer by a significant 1 second and 3 tenths. Emotions ran high during the awards ceremony when Phelps himself awarded Marchand with the gold medal and embraced him with great sportsmanship.
Stay tuned because Myrtha Pools have already been the stage for 161 World Records, but the Fukuoka World Aquatics Championships have just begun, and we are certain that it will be a World Championship of Records!