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Simmonds Claims Second Gold in Canet

7th June 2012

British swimmers added a further four medals to their tally on the second day of the Mare Nostrum event in Canet taking their total to 10 over the two-day meet.

Lizzie Simmonds (British Gas ITC Loughborough) won her second gold with a dominant performance in the 200m Backstroke.

Simmonds led from the gun to finish in 2.08.94, over  three seconds ahead of Femke Heemskerk (Netherlands) who touch for silver in 2.12.25.

The Loughborough swimmer also picked up silver in the 50m Backstroke in 28.62, finishing just behind the winner, Australia’s Sophie Edington who won in 28.57.

The second gold of the evening was won by Amy Smith in the 100m Freestyle. She led the field to touch in 54.96 ahead of Michelle Coleman (Sweden) who claimed the silver in 55.15 and Charlotte Bonnet (France) who took bronze in 55.21

Smith, of Loughborough University, was also in action in the 50m Butterfly where she finished in fifth place with a time of 27.16 behind winner Inge Dekke of The Netherlands who won gold in 25.64

Liam Tancock went head to head with fellow Brit Chris Walker-Hebborn in the 50m Backstroke final.

Tancock (British Gas Loughborough ITC) won the battle of the Brits to take the bronze in 25.36 behind Camille Lacourt (France) who won the gold in 24.94 and Australia’s Ben Treffers, who won silver in 24.96. Walker-Hebborn (British Gas ITC Bath) was eighth in 26.06.

Lucy Ellis (British Gas Stirling ITC) raced in the final of the 400m Freestyle and her time of 4.16.93 saw her finish seventh behind eventual winner Camille Muffat (France) who won in 4.02.97

Andrew Willis (British Gas ITC Bath) was fourth in the 100m Breaststroke after touching in 1.03.00. The race was won by Felipe Lima of Brazil.

Millfield’s Joel Knight was fourth in the 1500m freestyle touching in 15.39.29. His teammate James Guy was fifth in the 200m Butterfly with a time of 2.02.86.

British Gas ITC Loughborough sprint specialist Grant Turner was eighth in 50.18 in the 100m Freestyle.

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