Fantastic five for dominant Lowe
21 July 2013
Danielle Lowe stormed to her fifth gold medal of the 2013 Portuguese National Championships on the fourth and final day in Famalicao.
The 18-year old has been in the form of her life in Portugal, winning the 50, 100 and 200m Breaststroke titles as well as 400m Individual Medley gold over the first three days – all in personal best times.
And the Bebington swimmer added the 200m Individual Medley crown on the final day, clocking another personal best to win gold in an English Age Group (18yrs) record of 2:13.03.
British Gas ITC Loughborough’s Sophie Smith followed her British teammate home for silver in 2:13.62 while Camden Swiss Cottage’s Olivia Willis finished second in the ‘B’ final in 2:22.27.
Loughborough University’s Rachael Kelly completed a clean sweep of the butterfly events with victory over 200m Fly.
Clocking her fastest time for two years, the 19-year old took gold in 2:13.62 while City of Coventry’s Earl Radtschenko claimed silver in the men’s equivalent in 2:03.73.
Finally, Loughborough University’s Adam Barrett scooped his third title of the meet with 100m Freestyle gold in 50.61 while Maya Westlake set 58.37 to claim bronze in the women’s final.