Kearney successfully retained the Women’s 50m Freestyle S5 world title, storming to victory while setting a new record time of 34.07.
The 24-year-old previously set a world record time at the Para Swimming World Series event in Berlin earlier this year, however an impressive performance from Kearney saw that time smashed by 1.21 seconds.
Kearney took to social media to express her delight at setting a new world record time in the pool. “Ecstatic to retain my World Championship title! I have no idea where that World Record time came from, especially considering I’ve been dealing with an injury the past couple of months.”
Kearney returned to action in April of this year after winning two medals at the delayed Tokyo Paralympics. Tully claimed gold in 100m freestyle S5 and silver in 200m freestyle S5. The British swimmer was rewarded for her successes with a place on the New Years Honours List for 2022 to receive an MBE.