Proud continues hot streak on Day Three
28th June 2013
Teenager Ben Proud impressed to lead the qualifiers of the Men’s 50m Butterfly on day three of the British Gas Swimming Championships 2013 in Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
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The 18-year old, who dipped under the World Championships qualifying time earlier in the meet in the 50m freestyle, powered home to touch in 23.61 – just 0.10 shy of Mark Foster’s longest standing British record.
Having won the 200m Butterfly title last night, Jemma Lowe looked determined in her heat swim of the Women’s 100m Butterfly.
Lowe took her heat out from the gun to post a time of 58.64 and lead qualifiers to the semis ahead of Loughborough swimmer Rachael Kelly (59.51) and City of Manchester’s Georgia Barton (1:01.01).
The Men’s 200m Indivdual Medley saw Warrender Bath’s Daniel Wallace (2:03.58) looking strong to lead the pack into tonight’s semi-final, ahead of City of Cardiff’s Xavier Mohammed (2:03.62) and Loughborough’s Roberto Pavoni (2:04.07).
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor qualified fastest through to the semi-final of the women’s event, touching more than a second ahead of the field in 2:13.84.
Loughborough’s Sophie Smith also looked strong qualifying second fastest in 2:14.93 over Bebington swimmer Danielle Lowe (2:15.38).
Guildford’s Marco Loughran smashed his Welsh record in the Men’s 50m Backstroke powering home in the time of 25.16 – 0.1 under the World Champs QT.
Liam Tancock touched in 25.32 to qualify through second fastest alongside City of Salford’s Luke Wood (26.20).
In the Women’s 50m Breaststroke heats, Kathryn Johnstone posted 32.03 to progress first ahead of Sevenoaks swimmer Philippa Cochran (32.17) and Derwentside’s Rachael Wilson (32.22).
City of Manchester Aquatics swimmer Jessica Fullalove led the field in the Women’s 100m Backstroke heats, touching in 1:01.41 with Bath ITC’s Lizzie Simmonds (1:01.95) close behind, and Swansea ITC’s Georgia Davies posting 1:02.00 to comfortably progress in third.