Frederiksen crowned MC 100m Free champion
6th March 2012
City of Salford’s Heather Frederiksen won her third medal of the British Gas Swimming Championships after swimming to victory in the women’s 100m Freestyle.
The European Champion showed her power through the water to take the victory and achieve a Paralympic qualification time with a time of 1:08.13.
It was only just outside my PB so considering the preparation I've had coming into this week, I'm really pleased.
She won the gold after securing a total of 932 points.
“I was really pleased with that final. A 68.1 is only just outside my PB of 66.5 so considering the preparation I've had coming into this competition, I'm really pleased.
“I've managed to get my Paralympic qualifications in the heats and finals so I'm really pleased with that as well. I've got a day off tomorrow so I'll probably come in for a bit of training tomorrow and then it's the 200m IM on the final day.
"It's fantastic to be able to come in and do what I've done off such a lack of preparation. It's good to be on top of the podium and back in the mix again and it's really promising for six months time if I get my selection.”
Double Paralympic Champion Eleanor Simmonds won the silver medal with a swim that saw her claim 925 points. She touched in a time of 1:17.98.
Rhiannon Henry put her name in contention for nomination to ParalympicsGB after swimming to 1:01.11. She won the bronze medal with 894 points.
Sean Fraser won the gold in the men’s 100m Freestyle with strong swim in this evening’s final.
The British S8 record holder won in a time of 1:01.00 with a total of 843 points.
The silver medallist was Matthew Walker after winning 840 points after finishing the race in a time of 1:03.95. The bronze went to Josef Craig in 1:04.35 which claimed him 824 points.