Greenbank wins bronze on final day in Nanjing
22 August 2014
Luke Greenbank helped Team GB’s swimmers sign off from the Youth Olympic Games in style with bronze in the 200m Backstroke.
The 16-year-old secured gold in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay earlier in the week and touched home in 1:59.03 in the 200m Backstroke to win his first individual medal of the competition.
"It has been a great experience for the athletes. They have all stepped up against the best juniors in the world" - Nathan Hilton“It was a really good race and I am really pleased with the bronze medal,” said Greenbank, who returned to the water to help Great Britain finish sixth in the mixed 4x100m Medley Relay alongside Duncan Scott, Charlotte Atkinson and Georgina Evans.
“It was a second off my personal best but I am delighted to be leaving the Youth Olympic Games with an individual medal.
“This is a great way to finish my individual season. It has been a long season and I am exhausted now but this makes it all worth it.”
In the 100m Freestyle, Scott swam a personal best 49.96 to finish in sixth place, while Evans and Atkinson were eighth in their respective 100m Butterfly and 200m Breaststroke showpieces.
Nathan Hilton, Team Leader for Swimming, said: “It has been a great experience for the athletes, travelling long haul and having to deal with an Olympic village experience. They have all stepped up at the end of a very long season that has seen them set numerous British Age Group record, personal bests and seasons bests.
“These athletes have shown tremendous character throughout the meet against the best juniors in the world which will stand them in good stead as they continue their journey into senior swimming.”