Boseley adds gold to her medal tally on day twoJuly 21, 2017
Lily Boseley capitalised on her success from yesterday, claiming gold in the women’s 50m Backstroke on day two of swimming at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.
The City of Sheffield swimmer, who took silver in the 100m Backstroke, beat Wales’ Medi Harris to top the podium. She was over three tenths of a second faster than her Welsh rival, touching in 29.04.
3 races and a full set for #TeamEngland
That’s Lily Boseley’s second medal of the Games. pic.twitter.com/bv3hKxUsMG
— Team England (@TeamEngland) July 20, 2017
Murphy takes second silver in 50m Backstroke
Jahrel Murphy claimed his second silver medal of the Games, this time in the Men’s 50m Backstroke. The Ealing SC swimmer shaved a tenth of a second from his heat swim, touching in 26.44. New Zealand’s Kenneth Campbell took gold with 26.18.
Double bubble for City of Leeds swimmers
Both Ciara Schlosshan and Leah Crisp also enjoyed medal success in the finals. Schlosshan took a bronze medal in the Women’s 400IM for Team England with a new personal best time. The 15-year-old was over 10 seconds faster than her heat swim, making it to the wall in 4:49.22. This is off the back of her silver in the 200m Fly at the recent European Junior Swimming Championships.
Schlosshan commented: “It’s been a fantastic event for swimmers from Leeds so far. Layla and Leah have done really well and this comes on the back of wins at the European Junior Championships as well.
“It’s great to come out to the Bahamas with two of the people I swim with. We’ve got so much support from back home and from our coach so I knew we would do well.”
Leah Crisp’s medal came as part of the mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay. The quartet comprised of Jakob Goodman, Harry Constantine, Elizabeth Harris and Crisp. They swam a collective time of 7:50.85 and placed second, missing out on gold to New Zealand.
- Click here to see full results from the swimming events at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.