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TRI-NATIONS TEAM WIN FIVE GOLDS ON FINAL DAY

02 Aug 2009
The final day of the British Tri-Nations saw the British Gas team win another five golds in the pool.

Emma Smithurst (Derventio) opened the account taking top honours in the women’s 400m IM in a time of 4:43.79 and later secured the team another gold medal in the women’s 200m butterfly, touching in 2:10.56.

James Doolan (Bath ITC) won the men’s 100m butterfly with a time of 52.64 seconds and was soon followed by British record holder and 2008 Junior World Champion Daniel Sliwinski (Gallica) taking the men’s 100m breaststroke title in a time of 1:00.21.

The night was rounded off by an excellent performance by the men’s 400m medley relay team who took gold in 3:39.19.

The British Gas team add these five gold medals to the three claimed yesterday and finish the meet second on the points table with 184 points. Canada toped the leader board with 272 and Russia were third with 157 points.

Chris Martin, Head Coach to the British Team, said: “The whole team did a fantastic job today. The second night was much better than the first and it was definitely a positive experience for our team as well as Canada and Russia.

“The first day we were hit hard, especially by some of the Canadian performances but tonight the team really came back.”

Talking about the top performers on the squad he added: “It’s easy to speak of the medallists but credit needs to go to the whole team, many of whom have just come from the Youth Championships, who just kept performing. That’s the kind of attitude we need looking forward to London 2012.”

-ENDS-

For full results CLICK HERE

The British team consists of:

Aimee Wilmott Middlesborough
Amanda Nugent Co Salford
Ann Morris Nova Cent
Emma Bird Nova Cent
Emma Smithurst Derventio
Georgia Davies Swansea Perf
Jessica Thielmann Co Newcastle
Kate Hutchinson Loughborough Uni
Katherine Venters Bo Kirklees
Katrina Alder Co Salford
Laura Dawson Co Newcastle
Lauren Collins Bath ITC
Lucy Ellis Stirling ITC
Lucy Worrall Stockport Mo
Megan Gilchrist Swansea Perf
Rachel Haigh Co Newcastle
Sasha Matthews Nova Cent
Sophie Allen Lincoln Vulcans
Stephanie Slater Gallica

Adam Mallett Lincoln Vulc
Andrew Rodgie Edinburgh Uni SWP
Andrew Willis Bracknell
Chris Alderton Wear Valley
Daniel Mills Nova Cent
Daniel Sliwinski Gallica
Gareth Keating Swansea Perf
Ieuan Lloyd Co Cardiff
Jak Scott Stirling ITC
James Doolan Bath ITC
Jonathan Greig Stirling Swim
Luke Wood Co Salford
Max Partridge Co Sheffield
Paul Robinson Co Newcastle
Robert Iddiols Windsor
Ross Douglas Swansea Perf
Ryan Bennett Gallica
Scott Hathaway Loughorough Uni
Scott Houston Co Glasgow
Stuart Houston Co Glasgow
Thomas Greenfield Co Cardiff


For more information please contact the ASA/British Swimming Media Assistant, Lauren Sanderson on 01509 632236 or email lauren.sanderson@swimming.org

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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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