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Double gold for Lowe in Portugal

19 July 2013

Danielle Lowe struck double gold to steal the show on day two of the Portuguese National Championships in Famalicao.

The Bebington swimmer – who also won the 100m Breaststroke title on the first night in Portugal – opened her evening’s account with victory in the 400m Individual Medley, setting a personal best 4:42.24 to win gold by more than 13 seconds.

The 18-year old then added gold over the 50m Breaststroke, lowering her PB 32.57 from the heats as she set 32.28 in the final.

City of Derby’s Adam Peaty and Warrender’s Craig Benson repeated their result from the opening day’s 100m Breaststroke as they claimed the top two places on the podium in the 50m Breast.

Having set 27.88 to qualify fastest from the heats, Peaty clocked 28.08 for gold ahead of Benson’s 28.55 for silver.

Click here to follow live results from Portugal.British Gas ITC Loughborough swimmer Sophie Smith broke the two minute mark for the first time as she claimed her second gold of the meet over 200m Freestyle.

The 18-year old, who won 50m Backstroke gold on day one in Portugal, touched in 1:59.49 to top the podium while Lincoln Vulcans’ Maya Westlake clocked 2:04.58 to follow her home in fourth.

Camden Swiss Cottage swimmer Olivia Willis was the fourth British gold medallist of the night as she won the 200m Backstroke final in a personal best 2:20.14 while City of Coventry’s Earl Radtschenko claimed 400m Individual Medley silver in 4:32.56.

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