Lewis Burras wins British 100m Free title in Edinburgh

Southport’s Lewis Burras took a second gold medal for the English contingent at the British Swimming Championships 2018.

The event was hotly contested, with Edinburgh’s David Cumberlidge and Stirling’s Duncan Scott both hot on his heels at the turn.

Though Cumberlidge was barely a fingertip behind at the 50m mark, Burras powered down the final 50m to take the race.

The 18-year old took the top spot on the podium with a personal best 49.89, safely within the qualification time for this year’s European Junior Championships.

Cumberlidge, who will be representing Team England at the Commonwealth Games next month, took silver. He made it to the wall in 50.01. Scott followed up for bronze with 50.07.

Pyle takes gold in 50m Back

Nicholas Pyle of Newcastle Swim Team took gold in the Men’s 50m Backstroke.

The 17-year-old beat Chris Walker-Hebborn to the title after his 25.45 effort. Walker-Hebborn took the silver medal with 25.58.

In the women’s event, Lauren Cox of City of Coventry took home bronze medal. She was the fastest English swimmer in the final, touching in a lifetime best 28.65.

Hibbott and Faulkner bring home more medals

Stockport Metro’s Holly Hibbott and City of Sheffield’s Eleanor Faulkner both took their places on the podium in the Women’s 200m Freestyle.

Both swimmers are on the plane to the Gold Coast, and looked in good form.

Hibbott claimed a silver medal for her 2:00.27 effort, while Faulkner took bronze in a time of 2:00.98.

It was Edinburgh’s Kathryn Greenslade who took victory, the only British swimmer to go sub-2 minutes. She touched in 1:58.53.

View full results from day one of the British Swimming Championships 2018.

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