Miley on track for Medley double
5th March 2012
Hannah Miley took a step closer to completing the defence of her 200m and 400m Individual Medley double at as she qualified fastest for the semi-finals over the shorter distance at the British Gas Swimming Championships 2012.
The Scot won 400m IM gold in some style on the opening day at London Aquatics Centre, clocking the second fastest time in the world since the ban of non-textile suits at the end of 2009.
But while that gold medal secured her place at the Olympics, she's hungry to double up over 200m as well and led qualifiers from day three's morning heats in 2:14.19.
Aimee Willmott booked her Olympic spot with silver behind Miley in the 400m IM and impressed again in the 200m, touching in 2:14.29 to win her heat.
City of Sheffield's Lucy Spencer was third fastest into the semi-finals with her effort of 2:14.36.
Spencer's teammate Rebecca Turner was the star of the 200m Freestyle heats, clocking a personal best 1:58.50 to lead qualifiers and move to sixth in the British All-timers list.
Scottish record holder Caitlin McClatchey was second fastest qualifier in 1:58.75 while Jo Jackson, fresh from booking her Olympic spot with 400m Freestyle silver on day two, progressed in third on 2:00.09.
Joe Roebuck and Roberto Pavoni qualified in first and second for the men's 200m Butterfly semi-finals.
Roebuck clocked 1:59.19 to progress while his Loughborough teammate Pavoni touched in 1:59.59.
City of Sheffield's Matthew Johnson lifted 400m Individual Medley bronze behind Pavoni and Roebuck on the opening day in London and impressed to chase the pair again, qualifying third fastest in 1:59.71 as he ducked under the two minute marker for the first time in his career.