Whiting put in a performance on final day
26th July 2012
Aquae Sulis performance swimmer Daniella Whiting shone for gold on the final day of the British Gas ASA National Age Group Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
One of most exciting finals of the day was the girls 14 years 400m IM final. Aquae Sulis performance swimmer Daniella Whiting showed shear endurance and power as she stormed to victory in an astonishing fast time (4:54.96) touching home six seconds under her personal best ahead of Ealing’s swimmer Erin Nabney (5:03.03). The bronze medal went to City of Leicester’s swimmer Harriet West who touché din with a time of 5:03.57.
In the boys 14 yrs 400m IM final, Hatfield’s swimmer Martyn Walton dominated the race winning gold (4:35.64). The silver medal went to Luke Greenback (Cockermouth, 4:38.47). Warrington Warriors swimmer David Richardson clinched the bronze medal in a time of 4:40.50.
B.E.S.T. club swimmer Kirsty Armstrong won gold in the girls 11/12 years 400m IM final. City of Birmingham’s Isobel Griffiths took the silver medal with a time of (5:13.57). There was only 0.01 seconds in it, Kayleigh Parker (Taunton Deane, 5:13.58) took the bronze medal.
The girls 13 years 400m IM final saw Nova Centurion’s swimmer Rosie Rudin take another competition gold (4:59.39). City of Coventry’s swimmer Abigail Humphreys (5:02.37) pinched the silver medal as she touched just in front of East Invicta eXcel swimmer Sophie Waller (5:02.54).
Suleman Butt (Aberdeen) took gold and swam a new British Age record in the boys 14 years 200m Freestyle final with a time of 1:53.34. Hatfield’s swimmer Martyn Walton claimed his second medal of the day swimming to second position in 1:56.65. The bronze medal went to Jorgos Skotadis (Camden Swiss, 1:58.13).
Warrington Warrior’s swimmer Kathleen Dawson took gold in the girls 14 years 100m Backstroke final swimming in a time of 1:03.65. The silver medal went to St Felix School swimmer Josephine Blades (1:04.80). The bronze medal was secured by Rebecca Jones (City of Derby) 1:04.81.
Nathan Hughes (Hatfield) took gold medal in the boys 11/12 years 400m IM final 5:03.50. City of Birmingham’s swimmer Ashley Markall took the silver medal (5:06.58). The bronze medal went to George Taplin (Hillingdon, 5:08.37).
Determination and power can only describe the next race, boys 14 years 100m Breaststroke final. Charlie Attwood (TauntonDeane) took the gold medal and swam a new English Age record (1:06.13). Issac Kirby (UEA Norwich) clinched the silver medal in a time of 1:07.82. Brighton’s swimmer Dominic Polling finished in bronze position (1:09.07).
The boys 13 years 400m IM final saw Doncaster Dartes swimmer Jarvis Parkinson swim to podium position in a time of 4:46.17. Home swimmer Samuel Budd (City of Sheffield) took silver (4:48.65). Frederick Cornwell (Barnet Copthall) gave Budd pressure down the last 50m straight to touch just shy in 4:48.77 taking the bronze medal.
It was a tight race for swimmers in the girls 14 years 100m Breaststroke final. Georgia Huddleston (Wreckin College) and Angharad Eburne (Rushmoor Royals) swam neck and neck to the finish. Huddleston just pipped Eburne to the end swimming in a time of 1:13.48, Eburne (1:13.67). The bronze medal went to Annie Johnston (York city, 1:14.01).
Luke Gunnning (Beckenham) and Luke Greenback (Cockermouth) see ‘de ja vu’ in the boys 14 years 100m Butterfly final. The boys swam it out for gold once again. Gunning just clocked in ahead for gold (56.59), leaving Greenback to take home the silver in 57.37. Matthew Stephenson (Biddulph) claimed the bronze medal with a time of 58.62.
The first team race of the day was the girls 4x100m Medley Team.City of Leicester’s quartet, Candice Hall, Megan Morrison, Harriet West andZoe Tildesley powered to the podium in 4:25.90. Taunton Deane took the silver medal finishing just behind in 4:26.37. The Ealing girls touched in 4:27.25 and walked away with bronze.
The last race of the night and the last race of the competition was the boys 4x100m Medley Team. Warrington Warrior’s and Plymouth Leander provided extreme excitement for the crowd as they swam neck and neck to the finish. Warrington’s swimmers just pipped to the gold medal, Oliver Houghton, Aaron Hill, Aaron Kirchin Brown andDavid Richardson completed their relay in a time of4:07.21. Plymouth Leander came in just shy with a time of 4:07.75. The bronze medals went to the team of Preston.