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25 Jul 2009
The final day of competition at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tampere, Finland saw the Team GB swimmers win another three medals in the pool.

Ieuan Lloyd secured silver for the team in the men’s 400m IM with a time of 1:00.54, coming in just behind Spain’s Eduardo Solaeche. Lloyd adds this to the gold medal that he won earlier in the week in the 200m IM.

Grant Halsall added a silver medal to his collection in the men’s 100m backstroke touching the wall in 28.60, he claimed the 200m backstroke bronze on Monday.

Meanwhile Rachel Williamson secured her first medal of the Festival with a bronze medal performance in the women’s 800m freestyle with a time of 8:58.80.

Satisfied with her performance she said: “I thought I swam really well. I went out quickly and didn’t let the leaders get too far ahead. I was delighted with the medal and it was unbelievable standing on the podium.”

The other swimmers all reached their respective finals but were unable to medal. Kathryn Woolston-Thomas and Charlotte Bradbury both finished in sixth position in the women’s 200m butterfly and 100m breaststroke respectively, while Matthew Parks finished the men’s 200m freestyle in seventh place. Both the men’s and women’s 4x100m medley relay teams finished fourth in the final two races of the Festival.

This marks a very successful competition for the swimmers who managed to capture 11 medals between them helping Team GB achieve third place on the overall medal table behind Russia and Germany.

Team GB swimming medallists:

Ieuan Lloyd: 200m Individual Medley Gold, 400m IM Silver
Amelia Maughan: 100m Freestyle Gold, 50m Freestyle Bronze
Myles Crouch-Anderson: 400m Freestyle Gold
Kathryn Woolston-Thomas: 200m Freestyle Bronze
Rachael Williamson: 800m Freestyle Bronze
Grant Halsal: 100m Backstroke silver, 200m Backstroke Bronze
4x200m mixed Freestyle Silver
Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Bronze.

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Team GB swimming athletes are:
Amelia Maughan
Charlotte Bradbury
Danielle Lowe
Kathryn Woolston-Thomas
Natasha Hofton
Rachael Williamson
Rachel Martin
Alisdair Stirling
Craig Benson
Grant Halsall
Ieuan Lloyd
Matthew Parks
Myles Crouch-Anderson
Samuel Straughan
Samuel Van de Schootbrugge
Steven King

For more information please contact the ASA/British Swimming Media Assistant, Lauren Sanderson on 07795 251 917 or email lauren.sanderson@swimming.org

British Swimming is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water in Great Britain. It is responsible internationally for the high performance representation of the sport. The members of British Swimming are the three Home Countries national governing bodies of England (ASA), Scotland (Scottish ASA) and Wales. (Welsh ASA) British Swimming seeks to enable its athletes to achieve gold medal success at the Olympics, Paralympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

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