Peaty and Vasey land second golds on final day in LuxembourgJanuary 29, 2017
Adam Peaty and Sarah Vasey won the 100m Breaststroke titles on the third day of the 2017 Luxembourg Euro Meet.
Both English swimmers had already won the 50m Breast crowns on day two in Luxembourg.
And Olympic champion Peaty was overwhelming favourite to complete the double, having eased into the final as fastest qualifier with a meet record 1:00.08.
The 22-year old lowered the record again in the final, sailing under the minute barrier with a 58.94 effort.
Germany’s world short course champion Marco Koch was more than two seconds back, taking silver in 1:00.96.
Vasey’s victory was more of a surprise, having qualified sixth fastest from the heats in 1:09.44.
But the City of Derby swimmer stormed to a personal best 1:07.32 in the final, taking the touch from English teammate and 200m Breast champion Molly Renshaw, who won silver in 1:08.07.
Willmott lands fifth medal in 400m Freestyle
Aimee Willmott scooped her fifth medal of the competition with silver in the 400m Freestyle.
The 23-year old added to silvers in the 200m IM and 400m IM, and bronzes over 800m Free and 200m Breast.
She clocked 4:11.53 to finish second in the 400m Free final, touching behind Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu (4:10.00).
City of Sheffield’s Nick Grainger also won 400m Freestyle silver in Luxembourg. He clocked 3:51.76 in the final while teammate Max Litchfield was sixth in 3:54.25.
Greenbank secures second podium finish in 200m Back
Luke Greenbank landed his second medal of the competition in the 200m Backstroke.
Having won bronze over 100m Back, the 19-year old was narrowly denied gold in the 200m final.
The City of Derby swimmer led to the final turn but saw Italy’s Christopher Ciccarese pass him in the final length.
The Italian touched in a meet record 1:59.63 while Greenbank came home in 1:59.85, also under the old meet record.
Adam Barrett was the only other English medallist on the final day, taking bronze in the 100m Butterfly.
Having progressed fastest from the morning heats in 53.65, Barrett lowered his time to 53.33 in the final to repeat his result from the 50m Fly.
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