O’Connor secures second medal and British record in Denmark
14 December 2013
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won her second medal and set her first British record at the 2013 LEN European Short Course Championships with bronze in the 100m Individual Medley.
The third day of action saw the British Gas GBR Swimming Team claim their fourth medal of the competition with O’Connor swimming with confidence.
The Bath-based swimmer backed up her silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley with bronze today and continued to show her impressive winter form. O’Connor touched in the new British record time of 58.26 to secure her position on the podium and a new personal best.
Plymouth-based Olympic Breaststroke champion Ruta Meilutyte won the race in a new Championship record time of 57.68. Silver went to Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu in 57.96.
Bronze medallist in the 200m Individual Medley Sophie Allen qualified in seventh place for the final of the 100m Breaststroke in 1:06.00.
Derby’s Adam Peaty finished in 11th place in the 50m Breaststroke in 26.99.
At the Scottish Gas National Short Course Championships, Adam Barrett broke the British record in the 100m Butterfly. Barrett touched in 50.05 to lower the four-year old record.
Lizzie Simmonds lowered the British record in the 50m Backstroke as she continued her good form throughout the winter season. She touched in 26.45.