First European gold for Carlin
21 August 2014
Jazz Carlin scored her first individual European medal with gold in the 800m Freestyle as she dominated the second half of the race at the European Championships in Berlin.
For the start Carlin was level with Spain’s Mireira Belmonte Garcia and kept herself within contention until the Brit made her move for the title.
With just 300m left Carlin took the lead and showed her strength to win the gold medal.
She finished in a new personal best, new Welsh record and new European Championship time of 8:15.54.
Belmonte won the silver and Boglarka Kapas (Hungary) won the bronze.
Aimee Willmott backed up her bronze in the 400m Individual Medley with silver in a toughly fought out 200m Individual Medley.
Katinka Hosszu (Hungary) had the gold medal secured at the 100m mark but Willmott fought back from fifth place to claim the silver.
Ross Murdoch looked impressive in the 200m Breaststroke after coming from third place to take the silver.
Murdoch was competing against Marco Koch, who was competing in front of his home crowd, and fought him hard for the gold in the last 50m.
He touched just a whisker behind Koch to take his second silver medal. Andrew Willis finished in fourth place.
Georgia Davies won her first medal of the competition with bronze in the 100m Backstroke after bringing the race home strong in the final 50m.
Chris Walker-Hebborn added bronze to his two gold medals at this European Championships after finishing in third place in the 50m Backstroke.
The women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay saw Rebecca Turner, Jazz Carlin, Shauna Lee and Aimee Willmott finish in sixth place in 7:57.25.
Jemma Lowe secured her place in the 100m Butterfly final after a promising swim in this evening’s semi final. Molly Renshaw also progressed through to the final of the 200m Breaststroke after finishing in sixth place overall after the semi finals.