Crisp storms to 400m freestyle goldJuly 22, 2017
Leah Crisp claimed her first international gold on day three of swimming at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.
The City of Leeds swimmer set a new personal best time in the 400m Freestyle, making it to the wall in 4:16.26 to claim the title. This was almost two seconds faster than her time set at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis.
Crisp said: “I felt so good. I had no idea where I was. I just put my head down and went for the wall. It was a good personal best as well so I got two in one with both the gold and the PB.”
Jakob Goodman also made the podium in the men’s 400m freestyle event, claiming bronze. The Millfield swimmer dropped his personal best time to finish with 2:55.67.
The swimming team doing England proud. 14 medals and 1 day still to go.
Tonight’s 6️⃣ of the best pic.twitter.com/r13orGKGHg
— Team England (@TeamEngland) July 21, 2017
Double silver medal success in 200m back
Lily Boseley and James Mcfadzen both secured silver medals in their respective 200m backstroke events. Sheffield’s Boseley added a third medal to her overall tally at the Games.
Although she couldn’t keep pace with South Africa’s Mariella Venter, she was almost two seconds faster than the rest of the field. Boseley touched in 2:14.79 to claim silver.
Mcfadzen also missed out on gold to a South African rival. Jarryd Baxter was untouchable in the event, powering his way to the finish three seconds faster than the rest of the field. However, Mcfadzen put in a sterling performance, and took silver with 2:03.21.
Schlosshan takes silver in the 100m fly
City of Leeds club mate, Ciara Schlosshan, seemed confident after her bronze in the 400m IM yesterday. She and China’s Jing Quah were locked in a battle for the title in the final 50m, and left the field in their wake.
Schlosshan couldn’t quite get the better of her Chinese rival, and touched in just over a tenth of a second behind. She made it to the wall in 1:00.14, just over half a second outside of her British age group record set at the European Juniors in Israel.
More relay success for Team England
The Mixed 4x100m freestyle relay quartet also enjoyed medal success. Harry Constantine, Mason Wilby, Alicia Wilson and Elizabeth Harris narrowly missed out on gold, after a tense battle against Singapore.
Although they couldn’t quite overtake their rivals, they finished with silver in a time of 2:36.17. They were less than two tenths of a second away from the title.
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