Brits sign off in Barcelona with another 16 medals
3rd June 2012
Britain’s swimmers took their medal total for the Barcelona leg of the Mare Nostrum tour to 29 with a further 16 medals in the last session at the Sant Andreu Club.
The men’s breaststroke swimmers lead the way and occupied every step of the podium in the 200m event but it was Michael Jamieson (British Gas ITC Bath) who came out on top in 2:11.21. James Goddard (British Gas ITC Stockport) took the silver in 2:13.68 and Andrew Willis (British Gas ITC Bath) bronze in 2:13.86.
Having won the 100m Backstroke on day one, Georgia Davies (British Gas ITC Swansea) secured her second gold medal of the meet in the Women’s 50m Backstroke when she touched in 28.32 from Elena Gemo (Italy) in 28.71 and Sophie Edington (Australia) in 29.10.
Hannah Miley (Garioch) showed her class to add the Women’s 200m Individual Medley to her 400m IM crown from yesterday and took the gold comfortably in 2:11.78 from Sophie Allen (British Gas ITC Stockport) in 2:13.51 for silver.
British pair Matt Johnson (City of Sheffield) and Roberto Pavoni (British Gas ITC Loughborough) fought all the way to the wall in the Men’s 400m Individual Medley with the former just ahead at the touch to take silver in 4:20.38 and Pavoni the bronze in 4:20.41. Gold went to Luca Marin (Italy) in 4:15.69.
Jess Lloyd (City of Manchester) put in a strong performance in the Women’s 100m Freestyle and narrowly missed out on the gold which went to Victoria Poon (Canada) in 55.42. Lloyd took silver in 55.49.
British Gas ITC Swansea’s Jemma Lowe fought hard to the wall in the Women’s 200m Butterfly but had to settle for silver in the end while Miley (Garioch) claimed the bronze . Gold went to Katerine Savard (Canada) in 2:10.03, Lowe went 2:10.18 and Miley touched in 2:11.01.
Lowe also finished among the medals in the Women’s 50m Butterfly after posting a time of 26.94 to take the bronze. Gold went in 26.55 to Silvia Di Pietro (Italy) and silver went to Katerine Savard (Canada) in 26.86.
Jack Burnell (British Gas ITC Loughborough) kicked-off the British swimmers’ medal rush with a bronze in the Men’s 1500m Freestyle.
Less than half-a-second separated the top four at the 1000m mark with Burnell very much in the mix but Sebastien Rouault (France) finished strongly in 15:17.91 to take gold from Devon Brown (South Africa) in 15:22.51 and Burnell on 15:24.42.
There was silver for Stacey Tadd (University of Bath) in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke with a smooth and controlled performance. Gold went to Marina Garcia (Spain) in 1:09.19 with Tadd close behind in 1:09.43.
In the Men’s 200m Freestyle David Carry (British Gas ITC Stockport) finished joint third in 1:49.83 to take the bronze whie in the final event of the day Jazz Carlin (British Gas ITC Swansea) left it late to put herself into medal contention in the Women’s 400m Freestyle before finishing with silver in 4:10.52. Gold went to Melanie Costa (Spain) in 4:06.83.
Earlier in the day Becky Adlington (Nova Centurion) posted a time of 4:09.21 in the heats of the Women’s 400m Freestyle but withdrew from the final as was the plan from the outset.