Four golds for Halsall in Marseille
10 March 2014
Fran Halsall continued her build up to the British Gas Swimming Championships with a five-medal sweep at the Mediterranean Open in Marseille.
Click here to watch Fran in action at April's British Gas Swimming Championships 2014 in Glasgow.The World bronze medallist dominated the sprint freestyle and butterfly events in France, clocking the fourth fastest time of her career for gold in the 50m Freestyle (24.38) as well as season’s best to finish on top in the 100m Free (54.07), 50m Fly (26.12) and 100m Fly (58.21).
Halsall also moved up to fourth in the British rankings for 50m Backstroke, clocking a personal best 28.25 for silver behind Loughborough teammate Georgia Davies in 28.09.
Davies doubled up to take the 100m Backstroke title in 1:00.45 while Lauren Quigley claimed 200m Back gold in 2:11.13, having won 100m Back silver in 1:00.69.
Jazz Carlin lowered her 200m Freestyle Welsh record as she collected a gold and two silvers from Marseille.
The 23-year old lowered her pb to 1:57.65 for silver in the 200m Free before scooping 400m Free gold in 4:05.56 and 800m Free silver in 8:23.91, the second fastest time of her career.
Renwick was able to turn the tables in the 200m Freestyle, clocking 1:48.41 to Guy’s 1:48.55 as the Brits claimed the top two medals again.