Ellie Faulkner stars with 200m Freestyle bronze in MarseilleMarch 5, 2017
Eleanor Faulkner put in an eye-catching performance to land 200m Freestyle bronze on day two of the FFN Golden Tour meet in Marseille.
The City of Sheffield swimmer clocked 1:58.85 in the final to touch behind Japan’s Rikako Ikee (1:57.06) and Hungary’s triple Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu (1:57.76).
Faulkner’s time was the seventh fastest of her career and her fastest away from a British Championships.
The double Olympian’s PB lies at 1:58.05 set at last year’s Olympic Trials in Glasgow.
Youngsters Boseley and Southward reach 100m Backstroke final
Teenagers Lily Boseley and Ellinor Southward also impressed in Marseille, reaching the A final of the 100m Backstroke.
City of Sheffield’s Boseley clocked 1:03.18 to finish fifth in the final while Ellesmere College Titans swimmer Southward was seventh in 1:03.99.
Southward later won the ‘B’ final of the 200m Individual Medley with a PB 2:22.81.
Having won 50m Butterfly gold on the opening night, Ben Proud returned with a fifth place in the 100m Freestyle.
Proud clocked 50.45 in the final after a 50.40 effort in the heats.
Sheffield’s Luke Howdle was the only other English ‘A’ finalist on day two in Marseille. He finished seventh in the 200m Butterfly in 2:04.59.
Callum Smart, James McFadzen and Ceara Barber were among the English youngsters to impress in evening swims.
City of Oxford’s Smart won the 200m Breaststroke ‘B’ final in 2:20.54. Meanwhile, Wycombe’s McFadzen won the ‘B’ final of the 200m Individual Medley in 2:06.01.
Hillingdon’s Barber also took the touch in the ‘B’ final of the 100m Backstroke in 1:04.18.
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