Imogen Clark sets British record on final day in CanadaDecember 19, 2016
Imogen Clark set a British record to bring the Ontario Junior International Meet 2016 to a close.
The Derventio swimmer lowered her own senior short course 50m Breaststroke marker to win her second gold in Toronto.
Clark set her old record of 30.02 at last year’s ASA National Winter Meet in Sheffield.
But the 17-year old has been in lightning-fast form this month, setting both long and short course PBs over 100m Breast.
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And she repeated the feat in the 50m Breast, setting a British record 29.64 in the heats. She followed up in the final, touching in 29.67 to complete the 50m and 100m Breast double in Canada.
Clark’s time was more than 1.5 seconds clear of the field in the final and would have seen her finish a narrow fourth at last weekend’s World Short Course Championships.
Freya Anderson claims third British Junior record
Freya Anderson was also in record-breaking form for the British team on the final day in Canada.
The 15-year old set her third British Junior record of the meet to win gold in the 100m Freestyle.
Anderson won the European Junior 100m Freestyle title earlier in the year, breaking Fran Halsall’s 10-year old British Age Group record in the process.
And the Ellesmere College Titans swimmer proved just as effective in the short course pool.
After a 53.58 to break her own national junior record in the heats, Anderson clocked 53.13 to win the final by 0.2 seconds from Canada’s Rebecca Smith.
A successful final day for the British team also saw Joe Litchfield win a pair of golds, and Brodie Williams top the podium in the 200m Back.