Record aim for Iakovidis
University of Bath student Filippos Iakovidis has set his sights on another national record when he represents his native Cyprus at the FINA World Short-course Swimming Championships in China later this month. Iakovidis smashed his own records in both the 50m and 100m backstroke while racing for the University of Bath at last month’s BUCS National Championships in Sheffield. “I would like to set another record in China in the 100m backstroke,” said Iakovidis. “This is my first World Championships and it will be a really good opportunity to swim fast against some great swimmers. The aim is to gain experience and go as quick as I can.” Iakovidis, who will also race in the 100m individual medley, has previously represented Cyprus at the European Championships and the Games of the Small States of Europe.