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Faulkner wins second medal of World Cup

15 October 2011

Great Britain’s Ellie Faulkner won her second medal of the FINA World Cup (25m Short course) in Stockholm with a strong performance in the Women’s 400m Freestyle.

Having won silver in the 800m Freestyle the previous day, the teenager finished in a new personal best time of 4:04.13 to take the bronze. Angie Bainbridge of Australia won gold in 4:03.02 while Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom took the silver in 4:03.60. Britain’s Rebecca Turner finished just outside the medals in fourth in a personal best 4:10.81.

British Gas GBR Swimming team mate Matthew Johnson missed out on a medal in the Men’s 1500m Freestyle by just 2/100s of a second as he posted a new best time of 15:13.21 for a fourth place finish.

Pal Joensen of the Faroe Islands took the gold in 14:52.00, silver went to Stefan Sorak in 15:06.57 while Marcos Oliveira of Brazil took bronze in 15:13.19. Britain’s Thomas Sunter finished fifth in 15:13.39.

Other British finalists on the final day in Stockholm included Lucy Spencer who placed fifth in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley (IM) in a best time of 4:40.03, David Gregory finished sixth in the Men’s 200m Backstroke in a best time of 1:58.35 while Lewis Coleman was seventh in the Men’s 200m Freestyle in 1:49.45.

Coleman also went in the Men’s 200m IM and finished eighth in 2:02.08 while Braxston Timm was eighth in the Men’s 100m Butterfly in 53.73

The team of nine who were selected to represent the British Gas GBR Swimming team are:

Lewis Coleman – City of Sheffield
David Gregory - City of Sheffield
Matthew Johnson - City of Sheffield
James Kirton - City of Sheffield
Thomas Sunter - City of Sheffield
Braxston Timm - City of Sheffield
Ellie Faulkner - City of Sheffield
Lucy Spencer - City of Sheffield
Rebecca Turner - City of Sheffield

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