Published on February 19th, 2015 | by mpower

Gregory Burns crushes world record at 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games

In 1992 Gregory Burns was miles ahead of the pack.  He was the one to watch.  This great video shows his ability in the pool as he crushes the world record in the 100 meter breast stoke with a time of 1:44 during the Barcelona Paralympic Games.   Throwback Thursday #TBT

Greg has since retired from swimming and become a motivational speaker and painter.

His world records include:

  • 1981, Men’s 50 m Backstroke, International Stoke Mandeville Games, England
  • 1992, Men’s 100 m Breaststroke SB4 (Time in qualifying heat: 1:44.21), IX Summer Paralympics, Barcelona
  • 1996, Men’s 100 m Backstroke S6 (Time: 1:20.65), X Summer Paralympics, Atlanta
  • 1996, Men’s 4×50 m Freestyle Relay S1–6 (Team Time: 2:38.13), X Summer Paralympics, Atlanta
  • 1996, Men’s 4×50 m Medley Relay S1–6 (Team Time: 2:39.28), X Summer Paralympics, Atlanta



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