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Asher and Corben bring London 2016 to close with world records

Jane Asher and Jo Corben set their second world records in two days as the British women won eight individual golds on the final day of the London 2016 European Masters Swimming Championships.

Having already won golds in world records over 200m and 400m Freestyle, Kings Cormorants swimmer Asher completed her hat-trick with 85-89 Years 50m Freestyle gold.

Asher beat the old world record by a huge 5.7 seconds, ducking under 40 seconds to take the touch in 39.00.

After 200m Backstroke gold on the penultimate day, Fareham Nomads swimmer Corben doubled up over 100m Back.

Corben touched in 1:07.75 for her world record in the 45-49 Years age group.

Ford and Gorman complete breaststroke hat-tricks

Three British women topped the podium in the 200m Breaststroke, including Spencer’s Diane Ford in the 70-74 Years age group.

Ford, who also won gold in the 50m and 100m Breast, touched in 3:43.63 for victory while Southport’s Frances Helen Jenkins came home in 3:51.30 for silver.

Long Eaton’s Helen Gorman also completed a hat-trick of breaststroke titles, clocking 2:45.60 for gold in the 40-44 Years 200m Breast with Northampton’s Karen Key touching in 2:49.98 for silver.

Spondon’s Jennifer Merritt was the third Brit to emerge European Masters 200m Breast champion, winning the 65-69 Years event in 3:24.85.

Hastings Seagull swimmer Hannah Keen was the only British swimmer beside Asher to top the podium in the 50m Freestyle.

Keen swept to a British record 26.61 for victory in the 30-34 Years age group while Portsmouth Northsea’s Katy Sexton won bronze in 27.85.

Diana Nash leads home clean sweep in 100m Back

There were 13 British medallists in the 100m Backstroke, with a clean sweep of the medals in the 60-64 Years age group.

Camp Hill Edwardians’ Diana Nash topped the pile with gold in 1:23.17 while Etwall Eagles’s Kathleen Tunnicliffe and Mid Sussex Marlins’ Kathy Bidnall followed her home for silver and bronze in 1:26.90 and 1:26.98 respectively.

Janet Brown also won 100m Back gold in the 75-79 Years age group, touching in 1:45.04 ahead of South Beds’ Janet Masters, who claimed silver in 1:46.15.

Spencer and Teddington brought the session to a close with golds medals in the 4x50m Medley Relay.

The Spencer quartet of Janet Brown, Diane Ford, Amanda Heath and Jean Howard-Jones touched in 2:47.19 to set a new 280-319 Years world record and finish ahead of Mid Sussex Marlins, who clocked 2:55.29 for silver.

Teddington’s Hannah Loughlin, Georgina Heyn, Zoe Liokalos and Elizabeth Tarr finished first in the 120-159 Years age group with a British record 2:04.52 while Romford Town’s quartet also set a British record 2:10.40 for bronze in the 160-199 Years 4x50m Medley Relay.

British women’s medals at London 2016: Day Five

GOLD

  • Hannah Keen (Hastings Seagull) – 30-34 Years 50m Freestyle – 26.61 BR
  • Helen Gorman (Long Eaton) – 40-44 Years 200m Breaststroke – 2:45.60
  • Jo Corben (Fareham Nomads) – 45-49 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:07.75 WR
  • Diane Nash (Camp Hill Edwardians) – 60-64 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:23.17
  • Jennifer Merritt (Spondon) – 65-69 Years 200m Breaststroke – 3:24.85
  • Diane Ford (Spencer) – 70-74 Years 200m Breaststroke – 3:43.63
  • Janet Brown (Spencer) – 75-79 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:45.04
  • Jane Asher (Kings Cormorants) – 85-89 Years 50m Freestyle – 39.00 WR
  • Teddington Swim Club – 120-159 Years 4x50m Medley Relay – 2:04.52 BR
  • Spencer – 280-319 Years 4x50m Medley Relay – 2:47.19 WR

SILVER

  • Kirsty Johnson (Bracknell & Wokingham) – 35-39 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:09.97
  • Karen Key (Northampton) – 40-44 Years 200m Breaststroke – 2:49.98
  • Michelle Ware (Guildford City) – 40-44 Years 50m Freestyle – 28.42
  • Helen Kula-Przezwanski (Gloucester) – 55-59 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:20.59
  • Alyson Fordham (Romford Town) – 60-64 Years 50m Freestyle – 32.34
  • Kathleen Tunnicliffe (Etwall Eagles) – 60-64 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:26.90
  • Alison Gwynn (Mid Sussex Marlins) – 65-69 Years 50m Freestyle – 34.81
  • Frances Helen Jenkins (Southport) – 70-74 Years 200m Breaststroke – 3:51.30
  • Janet Masters (South Beds) – 75-79 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:46.15
  • Etwall Eagles – 200-239 Years 4x50m Medley Relay – 2:18.91
  • Mid Sussex Marlins – 240-279 Years 4x50m Medley Relay – 2:32.49
  • Mid Sussex Marlins – 280-319 Years 4x50m Medley Relay – 2:55.29

BRONZE

  • Rachael Bowen (Mid Sussex Marlins) – 25-29 Years 50m Freestyle – 26.99
  • Katy Sexton (Portsmouth Northsea) – 30-34 Years 50m Freestyle – 27.85
  • Lauren Wilcox (Saxon Crown) – 30-34 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:07.96
  • Kate Warwick (East Anglian Swallowtails) – 35-39 Years 200m Breaststroke – 2:55.49
  • Jennifer Pearson (Saxon Crown) – 35-39 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:10.06
  • Fleur Parker (Basingstoke Bluefins) – 40-44 Years 50m Freestyle – 28.92
  • Dawn Palmer (Romford Town) – 40-44 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:11.15
  • Dawn Coleman (Dundee City Aquatics) – 50-54 Years 50m Freestyle – 29.74
  • Judy Brown (Trafford Metro) – 50-54 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:15.41
  • Amanda Heath (Spencer) – 55-59 Years 200m Breaststroke – 3:14.01
  • Christine Porter (Barnet Copthall) – 55-59 Years 50m Freestyle – 30.91
  • Kathy Bidnall (Mid Sussex Marlins) – 60-64 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:26.98
  • Elaine Blower (Barnet Copthall) – 70-74 Years 100m Backstroke – 1:36.45
  • Muriel Hitchcock (Spencer) – 75-79 Years 200m Breaststroke – 4:58.61
  • Camden Swiss Cottage – 100-119 Years 4x50m Medley Relay – 2:13.44
  • Romford Town – 160-199 Years 4x50m Medley Relay – 2:10.40 BR
  • Nottingham Leander – 200-239 Years 4x50m Medley Relay – 2:18.99
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