Adam Barrett sets British record at World Cup in ChartresAugust 30, 2016
Adam Barrett lowered his own British 100m Butterfly record to kick off the 2016 short course season in Chartres.
The 24-year old from Loughborough University touched in 49.31 for silver in the 100m Fly final at the FINA World Cup leg at L’Odyssée Centre.
South Africa’s Olympic silver medallist Chad Le Clos was the only one to beat the British swimmer, winning in 49.05.
Barrett’s effort in France beat his old record of 50.05 set at the 2013 Scottish National Short Course Championships in Edinburgh.
Great first leg of the World Cup series in Chartres. PB and British record in the 100 fly! On to Berlin. pic.twitter.com/ByyLA3jZPH
— Adam Barrett (@AdamBarrett92) August 28, 2016
The Loughborough swimmer also set a PB in the 50m Freestyle in France, finishing fifth in 21.72.
James Guy returns to action with two silvers
Double Olympic silver medallist James Guy was also in action in Chartres, winning two silver medals.
The Millfield swimmer finished second in the 400m Freestyle final in 3:42.46, touching behind France’s Jordan Pothain (3:40.56).
Guy returned on day two with a silver in the 200m Freestyle. He clocked 1:43.72 in the final to finish behind Germany’s Philip Heintz in 1:43.13.
Guy’s teammate Tristan Slater was the only other English swimmer in action over the weekend.
The 23-year old’s best result was a fifth place in the 200m Individual Medley final.
Slater set a PB 1:57.45 in the final, moving him into 16th in the British all-time rankings, one place ahead of Millfield coach Euan Dale.
The second leg of the 2016 FINA World Cup takes place in Berlin from 30 – 31 August.