Miley closes 2013 World Cups with IM silver
14 November 2013
Hannah Miley won 400m Individual Medley silver as the 2013 FINA World Cup (25m) came to a close in Beijing.
The Garioch swimmer became the fifth British medallist at the eighth leg of this year’s World Cup as she clocked 4:27.21 to touch behind Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia (4:25.23).
For full results from the Beijing leg of the 2013 FINA World Cup, click hereMiley’s time in her signature event was the quickest from her three World Cup legs this season and she and Belmonte Garcia will both now turn their attentions to competing for the European Allstars at the Duel In The Pool in Glasgow this December.
While no other British swimmers made the podium on day two in China, there were a number of close calls with five Brits finishing in fourth place.
Francesca Halsall (British Gas ITC Loughborough) clocked 52.60 to miss bronze by 0.03 seconds in the 100m Freestyle then touched 0.07 seconds shy of the podium in the 50m Butterfly in 25.75.
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (British Gas ITC Bath) lowered her personal best to 26.37 to finish fifth in the 50m Fly and also set a PB 59.01 as she touched fourth in the 100m Individual Medley, 0.09 seconds off bronze medal pace.
The other two fourth-place finishers were Roberto Pavoni (British Gas ITC Loughborough), who was 0.67 seconds off bronze with a PB 1:55.87 effort in the 200m Individual Medley, and Sophie Allen (British Gas ITC Bath), who touched 1.45 seconds off podium pace with a 2:26.01 swim over 200m Breaststroke.