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British men add six titles on penultimate day of London 2016

The British men added six titles on the penultimate day of London 2016 European Masters Swimming Championships.

Spencer’s Roger Burrell kicked things off with a British record 4:05.88 for gold in the 85-89 Years 200m Backstroke, knocking 23 seconds off the old national marker.

Fareham Nomads swimmer John Molyneaux claimed his second gold of the Championships with a 2:12.19 effort for 25-29 Years 200m Backstroke gold while Swindon Dolphin’s Jonathan Audis topped the podium in the 35-39 Years 200m Back with a 2:15.09 effort.

There was also a significant British record for Spencer’s Greg Kahn in the 200m Back as he claimed 45-49 Years bronze, but beat an 18-year old British marker with his time of 2:18.45.

Zeba-Chaka and Thurston secure British one-two

Masai Zebe-Chaka and Alex Thurston secured a British one-two in the 35-39 Years 50m Butterfly.

Plymouth Leander’s Zebe-Chaka took top spot in 26.26 while Nottingham Leander swimmer Thurston collected his third individual medal of the week in 26.34.

Trafford Metro’s Neil Mackinnon clocked a British record 33.74 to claim his first individual gold of London 2016 in the 75-79 Years 50m Fly with Otter’s Roger Lloyd-Mostyn following him home for bronze in 38.75.

Meanwhile, there was a British record for East Leeds’ Alistair Crawford as he won silver in the 30-34 Years 50m Butterfly in 25.18.

Arthur Lowe breaks British record for Freestyle gold

Birmingham’s Arthur Lowe was the sixth individual British male champion of the day, breaking Burrell’s five-year old British record with his 1:26.63 effort for gold in the 80-84 Years 100m Freestyle.

Lloyd-Mostyn bagged his second medal of the day with 75-79 Years 100m Free silver in 1:20.03 while Barnet Copthall’s Mark Reynolds broke his own three-year old British record as he clocked 57.16 for silver in the 50-54 Years 100m Free.

Five British teams reached the podium in the Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay with Kings Cormorants winning gold in the 320-359 Years age group.

The quartet of Jane Asher, Geoffrey Bishop, Penny Webster and Frank Taylor clocked a British record 2:56.39 for victory while Spencer Swim Team came home in 3:53.19 for silver.

Spencer also won bronze in the 280-319 Years age group while Gloucester Masters claimed 240-279 Years silver.

Nottingham Leander rounded off the night with a British record for bronze in the 200-239 Years age group with the quartet of Kevin Harrison, Michael Brett, Maria White and June Boon touching in 1:53.58.

British men’s medals at London 2016: Day Four

GOLD

  • John Molyneaux (Fareham Nomads) – 25-29 Years 200m Backstroke – 2:12.19
  • Jonathan Audis (Swindon Dolphin) – 35-39 Years 200m Backstroke – 2:15.09
  • Masai Zebe-Chaka (Plymouth Leander) – 35-39 Years 50m Butterfly – 26.26
  • Neil Mackinnon (Trafford Metro) – 75-79 Years 50m Butterfly – 33.74 BR
  • Arthur Lowe (Birmingham) – 80-84 Years 100m Freestyle gold – 1:26.63 BR
  • Roger Burrell (Spencer) – 85-89 Years 200m Backstroke – 4:05.88 BR

SILVER

  • Gregory Bird (Northampton) – 25-29 Years 100m Freestyle – 53.49
  • Alistair Crawford (East Leeds) – 30-34 Years 50m Butterfly – 25.18 BR
  • Alex Thurston (Nottingham Leander) – 35-39 Years 50m Butterfly – 26.34
  • Daryl Mason (Potters Bar) – 45-49 Years 50m Butterfly – 27.46
  • Mark Reynolds (Barnet Copthall) – 50-54 Years 100m Freestyle – 57.16 BR
  • Roger Lloyd-Mostyn (Otter) – 75-79 Years 100m Freestyle – 1:20.03

BRONZE

  • Greg Kahn (Spencer) – 45-49 Years 200m Backstroke – 2:18.45 BR
  • Stephen Braine (Mid Sussex Marlins) – 60-64 Years 50m Butterfly – 31.65
  • Peter Kirk (Otter) – 60-64 Years 100m Freestyle – 1:03.82
  • Nigel Foster (Swim Bournemouth) – 65-69 Years 200m Backstroke – 3:00.43
  • Derek Parr (Otter) – 70-74 Years 50m Butterfly – 34.34
  • Roger Lloyd-Mostyn (Otter) – 75-79 Years 50m Butterfly – 38.75
  • Garfield Thomas (Bridgend County) – 75-79 Years 100m Freestyle – 1:21.28
  • Colin Sage (Hull) – 80-84 Years 100m Freestyle – 1:31.05

British mixed freestyle medals at London 2016: Day Four

GOLD

  • Kings Cormorants – 320-359 Years 4x50m Freestyle Relay – 2:56.39 BR

SILVER

  • Gloucester Masters – 240-279 Years 4x50m Freestyle Relay – 2:02.98
  • Spencer Swim Team – 320-359 Years 4x50m Freestyle Relay – 3:53.19

BRONZE

  • Nottingham Leander – 200-239 Years 4x50m Freestyle Relay – 1:53.58 BR
  • Spencer Swim Team – 280-319 Years 4x50m Freestyle Relay – 2:22.08
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