Jo Corben wins World gold with Championship record

Jo Corben set a Championship record to complete a golden double on the penultimate day of the 2017 Masters World Championships in Budapest.

The Fareham Nomads swimmer won 100m Backstroke gold in the 45-49 Yrs age group to add to her earlier victory in the 200m Back.

Corben, who won the same double at last year’s European Championships in London, clocked 1:08.60 to finish 1.4 seconds clear of the field.

While Corben was the only one to top the podium in the 100m Back, there were another nine British medallists.

Tunnicliffe beats her own British record

Etwall Eagles’ Kath Tunnicliffe lowered her own British record for bronze in the 65-69 Yrs age group.

Tunnicliffe stopped the clock on 1:28.95, ducking her under own record of 1:29.46 set at June’s British Championships in Aberdeen.

There were also bronze medals for Romford Town’s Dawn Palmer and Cardiff’s Allie Price. Palmer clocked 1:10.93 in the 40-44 Yrs age group while Price finished in 1:16.01 in the 50-54 Yrs event.

Julie Hoyle and Jacqueline Grace both reached the 100m Back podium in the 55-59 Yrs age group.

A time of 1:19.17 was good enough for East Leeds swimmer Hoyle to land silver while Kenilworth’s Grace was just behind for bronze in 1:19.63.

South Beds’ Janet Masters clocked 1:47.14 for silver in the 75-79 Yrs age group while Spencer swimmer Grace Isaac won 85-89 Yrs silver in 2:37.39.

Kahn and Foskett reach podium in men’s 100m Back

Another Spencer swimmer, Greg Kahn, won silver in the men’s 45-49 Yrs age group.

Kahn, who topped the podium in the 200m Back, came home in 1:03.05.

Hemel Hempstead’s Mike Foskett was the only other British medallist in the 100m Back.

Competing in the 65-69 Yrs age group for the first season, Foskett won silver in 1:15.56.

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