Charlie Attwood doubles up in the breaststroke on day fourDecember 18, 2016
Charlie Attwood added a second gold medal to his tally on the final day of the ASA National Winter Meet (25m) 2016 in Sheffield.
After winning the Men’s 100m Breaststroke on day one, the Bath University swimmer doubled up with victory in the 200m Breaststroke.
Attwood shaved over a second and a half from his PB, going under 2:10 for the first time to take the touch in 2:08.53.
Attwood commented: “I’m really happy with that time because it’s my first time under 2:10. I couldn’t ask for much more. I just tried to stay relaxed and attack the second half, which I think worked out well. I just focused on my own race and stuck to my race plan.”
City of Birmingham’s Luke Davies came home second in 2:09.33 while Edinburgh University’s Calum Tait won bronze in 2:09.54.
Valsecchi wins 50m Butterfly gold
Edoardo Valsecchi won his first gold of the competition in the Men’s 50m Butterfly final.
The Plymouth Leander swimmer was quick off the blocks, swimming a new personal best time to take the win. He made it to the wall in 24.00.
City of Sunderland’s Adam Taylor took the silver medal with 24.12 and Antony Evitts followed up for the bronze in 24.15.
Russia’s Georgy Chernov finished first to win a commemorative gold in 23.26.
Anna Hopkin makes it two in the 50m Freestyle
Ealing SC swimmer, Anna Hopkin, had lots to smile about after her 50m Freestyle final.
She was the fastest qualifier in the heats, and she continued her form to claim gold in a new PB time.
Hopkin touched in 24.37 to add another gold to her 100m Freestyle won on opening night.
Hopkin said: “I felt really good in the warm up, so I was hoping to do a good time. I’m really happy with a PB. I was hoping to win the 50m, but to get the 100m as well, it’s a big bonus.”
City of Liverpool’s Lauren Quigley won silver in 24.78 while Stockport’s Emma Gage claimed bronze in 24.83.
Edinburgh come out on top in 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Edinburgh Uni claimed their first relay gold in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle relay.
They swam 3:12.28 to reach the wall just ahead of their Bath University rivals, who came home in 3:13.54. Loughborough Uni followed up for bronze in 3:16.25.
Sheffield dominate 4x200m Freestyle Relay
The Women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay was hotly contested, but City of Sheffield managed to put over three seconds between them and their Stockport rivals.
The Sheffield quartet swam 7:57.95 to take the gold medal. They were the only team to go under eight minutes.
Stockport powered through to take the silver medal in a time of 8:01.34 and Nova Centurion took bronze in 8:11.19.
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