Maine scoops junior gold and bronze on day four in SheffieldApril 21, 2017
Anna Maine starred with junior gold and bronze on day four of the British Swimming Championships 2017 in Sheffield
The 16-year old Woking swimmer kicked off her session with bronze in the 200m Backstroke, then added gold over 100m Freestyle.
Maine has been in fine form at Ponds Forge, winning the Junior 50m Freestyle final with a PB on day three.
And she clocked another PB to reach the podium in the 200m Back, touching 0.22 seconds quicker than her previous best in 2:14.08.
City of Sheffield’s Lily Boseley also made the podium with a 2:13.46 for silver while Scotland’s Lexie Waller was first home in 2:12.55.
Maine went two better in the 100m Free, finishing on top in one of the tightest finishes of the night.
Just as in the 50m Free final on the previous night, Guildford’s Alicia Wilson pushed Maine closest, matching her stroke for stroke throughout.
Maine managed to hang on to take the gold on 56.67 with Wilson home in a PB 56.70 and Stockport Metro’s Elizabeth Harris, between the two in lane five, third in a PB 56.75.
Brooks-Clarke ducks under 54 seconds for 100m Fly gold
City of Sheffield’s Cameron Brooks-Clarke was the other English junior gold medallist of the night, coming home first in the 100m Fly.
The 18-year old was nearly a second clear of the field as he broke 54 seconds for the first time, winning in a PB 53.67.
Loughborough University’s Mason Wilby took silver, lowering his PB to 54.58 to reach the podium.
Smart breaks British age group record for breaststroke silver
While Scotland’s George Clough won the Junior 200m Breaststroke final, City of Oxford’s Callum Smart broke the British 16 years age group record as he clinched silver.
Clough took the touch in 2:15.96 while Smart smashed more then 3.5 seconds off his PB from the heats as he came home in 2:16.02.
Maidenhead’s Tom Dean was also on lifetime best form as he took bronze in 2:17.74.
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