Samantha Murray sets new world record in 200m free swim

World record: Samantha Murray
World record: Samantha Murray

West Bradford’s Samantha Murray has set a world record in the 200m free swim at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Warsaw.

Samantha, World bronze and Olympic silver medallist two years ago, set a new mark of 2.03.84 to lie second in the final, ahead of the show jumping at 2 p.m., with the run-shoot combined to bring things to a close.

Earlier, she sat in 15th after the first event, the fencing.