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Double silver for record-breaking Simmonds

9 November 2013

Lizzie Simmonds bagged two silver medals on the opening day of the 2013 FINA World Cup (25m) leg in Tokyo.

For full results from the Tokyo leg of the 2013 FINA World Cup, click hereAfter two silvers and a bronze at the previous leg in Singapore three days ago, the British Gas ITC Bath swimmer continued her form with medals over 50m and 200m Backstroke.

The 22-year old lowered her English record for silver in the 50m Back, touching just 0.01 seconds behind Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros in 26.62.

Simmonds’ second medal came just 45 minutes later as she clocked 2:02.34 to touch behind Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina (2:01.70).

Having medalled at each of the previous six legs of this year’s World Cup, Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson extended his record with 200m Breaststroke bronze.

The 25-year old touched in 2:04.32 behind Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta (2:01.30) and Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki (2:03.63).

Sophie Allen was the third British medallist in Japan, reaching the podium for the fifth consecutive leg of this year’s World Cup series with bronze in the 200m Individual Medley.

The British Gas ITC Bath swimmer clocked the second fastest time of her career to touch in 2:06.69 while teammate Siobhan-Marie O’Connor was seventh in 2:09.13.

There were also a few near misses for the Brits with Allen (1:06.24) fourth in the 100m Breaststroke, Francesca Halsall (23.97) fourth in the 50m Freestyle and James Guy (3:43.21) fifth in the 400m Freestyle.

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