Rodgers lowers European record in London
7th March 2012
European Champion Susie Rodgers lowered the European S7 record in the women’s 50m Butterfly at the British Gas Swimming Championships in London.
Rodgers (S7) looked strong throughout the length of the pool and won the gold medal with a total of 833 points after stopping the clock in 36.64 - underneath the Paralympic qualification time.
I'm going to go to the second trials in Sheffield and race hard again and see where I'm at in a month's time.
"It was a good swim and good to end the week with that one - another qualifying time which was what I came here to do," said Rodgers.
"I got the four times here and was so close to getting it in the 50m Free as well. I'm going to go to the second trials in Sheffield and race hard again and see where I'm at in a month's time. I'd love to make that qualifying time as well. Obviously, that's my aim to get the full sweep of them but I'm pretty pleased with how it's gone this week."
The silver medal went to Elizabeth Johnson (S6) who finished in 45.36 to claim a total of 609 points.
Eleni Papadopoulos (S10) was crowned British Champion in the women’s 100m Butterfly after lowering her S10 British record to 1:13.07. She won the gold with 808 points.
Stephanie Millward (S9) won the silver and made the Paralympic qualification time with her effort of 1:11.96 for 798 points while Gemma Almond (S10) won bronze with 781 points after touching in 1:13.89.
The men’s 100m Butterfly saw 14-year old Rafael Bagott (S13) win the gold medal with a total of 812 points, stopping the clock on 1:01.40.
Tranent’s James Clegg beat Ian Sharpe's 12-year old British S12 record to claim the silver with a time of 1:01.46 for 794 points. The bronze went to James Hollis (S10) with 1:00.92 and a total of 776 points.
Sascha Kindred (S6) won the gold medal in the men’s 50m Butterfly after securing a total of 838 points and a time of 32.66 in this evening’s final.
The silver was awarded to Matt Walker (S7) who won 751 points for finishing the race in 33.41 and the bronze went to Josef Craig. The South Tyneside swimmer (S7) touched the wall in 34.51 to win 682 points.