British Swimming has welcomed the Court of Arbitration for Sport decision to grant an appeal against the non-ratification of two world records set by British athletes in 2014.
Swimmers Fran Halsall, Jemma Lowe, Adam Peaty and Chris Walker-Hebborn set a new world record in the 4x100m Mixed Medley Relay at the European Championships in Berlin on 19 August and on 22 August Adam Peaty set a new world record in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke.
On 9 August 2015 FINA notified British Swimming that neither world record would stand due to an error made by a third party in relation to the doping samples given by the athletes at the time of the records.
In granting British Swimming’s appeal and setting aside the decision of FINA, CAS also determined that the times set by the athletes should be reflected within the record books as world records at that time.
CAS also determined that costs for the case should be borne by FINA.