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THREE GOLDS FOR BRITAIN AT TRI-NATIONS

01 Aug 2009
The British Gas team secured three gold medals on the first day of the British Tri-Nations at Crystal Palace.

The team performed well, but were outshone by a strong Canadian side.

British Gas swimmer Ryan Bennett (Gallica) secured gold in the men’s 100m backstroke in a time of 54.88 and Andrew Willis (Bracknell) put in an impressive performance in the men’s 200m Breaststroke to win Britain a second gold medal with a time of 2:11.99.

Sophie Allen (Lincoln Vulcans) claimed the women’s 200m IM gold touching in 2:16.30 closely followed by Emma Smithurst (Derventio) to claim a British one-two.

Chris Martin, GB Head Coach said of today’s performances: “We did have some excellent swims today, but we need to have more if we want to compete with the Canadians who have brought a very strong team to this meet.

“I’m delighted with some of the results. Obviously the three gold, but also the performances from the men’s 800m Freestyle relay, Lucy Worrall and Lucy Ellis, and a number of others that were just touched out.

“Tomorrow I’m hoping that we can increase the amount of good performances from the team.”
Canada currently top the points table with an impressive 130 points after the first day. Great Britain lie in second with 87 points and Russia have 80 points.

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For more information please contact the ASA/British Swimming Media Assistant, Lauren Sanderson on 07795 251917 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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