Adam Barrett continues resurgence with 100m Fly gold in SheffieldJuly 30, 2016
Adam Barrett continued his resurgent form to land 100m Butterfly gold at the 2016 British Summer Championships in Sheffield.
The Loughborough University swimmer clocked his fastest time since 2014 to win the title in 52.12.
It was the fifth fastest effort of his career, behind his PB 51.80 from the European semi finals in Berlin. He ended up finishing fourth in the final in Germany, before winning gold with the men’s 4x100m Medley Relay quartet the following day.
Barrett has struggled to find the same form since, falling short in the heats at last year’s World Championships then finishing third at the Olympic Trials in April.
But the 24-year old has shown signs of a return to his best in Sheffield. His 100m Fly time would have won gold at this year’s British Championships while he broke 49 seconds for the first time to win the 100m Free crown.
Hutchison lands third gold in 13/14 Yrs 100m Fly
Ellesmere College Titans’ Charlie Hutchison secured his third gold and fifth medal of the meet in the 13/14 Yrs 100m Fly.
The 14-year old dived under 58 seconds for the first time to take the touch in 57.35.
Hutchison has also picked up the 200m Fly and 400m IM titles in Sheffield, both in lifetime bests.
Sam Dailley emulated Barrett in the 15 Yrs age group by completing the 100m Free and 100m Fly double.
The Plymouth Leander swimmer took the race by the scruff of the neck from lane four. He turned first in 26.28 before coming home in 56.18.
A 15-year old also won the 16 Yrs title as Poole’s Jacob Peters completed the 100m and 200m Butterfly double.
Peters was pushed close by Northampton’s Daniel Savage but ultimately took the touch in 55.52 to Savage’s PB 55.71.
- Click here to view results from the 2016 British Summer Championships in Sheffield.