Miley and Davies on form in Eindhoven
8th April 2013
World short course champion Hannah Miley lowered her long course 400m Individual Medley season’s best with an impressive performance at last weekend’s Swim Cup in Eindhoven.
The Garioch swimmer set the fastest time in the world this year to take gold in her main event, clocking 4:34.21 to touch just 0.04 seconds shy of her time from last summer’s Olympic final at London 2012.
Miley also scooped 400m Freestyle gold in 4:09.59 and silvers over 200m Individual Medley (2:12.04) and 200m Breaststroke (2:29.15).
British Gas ITC Swansea’s Georgia Davies also scooped double gold as well as one bronze in Eindhoven over the backstroke events.
Having landed 200m Backstroke bronze in 2:13.01 on the opening day, the Commonwealth medallist clocked 28.28 to take 50m Back gold after a semi-final effort of 28.21, then rounded off her meet by ducking under the minute mark for the first time this season to claim 100m Back gold, ultimately touching in 59.97.
Davies’ teammate and Swansea ITC training partner Jemma Lowe also won medals across the board in the butterfly events, landing silver in the 50m (26.89), 100m (58.57) and 200m (2:09.64) Fly.
Swimmers from the British Gas ITC Stirling also reached the podium in Eindhoven with some solid mid-season performances.
European junior medallist Ross Murdoch set a PB 1:01.40 for 100m Breaststroke gold and also collected 200m Breaststroke silver in 2:15.37.
Ryan Bennett topped the podium with a 2:00.95 effort over 200m Backstroke while Cameron Brodie set 2:01.12 for 200m Butterfly silver and Kerry Buchan 2:30.51 for 200m Breaststroke bronze.
Lewis Smith was fifth Stirling swimmer to reach the podium, setting 4:28.21 for 400m Individual Medley bronze behind City of Cardiff’s Tom Haffield, who took gold in 4:24.43.
Among the other Brits in action, Loughborough University’s James Broady won 200m Breaststroke gold in 2:13.37, City of Glasgow's Robbie Renwick claimed silver over 200m Free (1:47.99) and 400m Free (3:52.09) while City of Cardiff’s Xavier Mohammed and Finn Taylor claimed bronze in the 100m Backstroke (56.34) and 200m Backstroke (2:07.62) respectively.
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