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Anderson bags GB's second gold at European Junior Swimming Championships

Freya Anderson won Great Britain’s second gold medal on day two of the European Junior Swimming Championships in Finland.

The 17-year-old clocked 54.65 to win the 100m Freestyle ahead of Russia’s Elizaveta Klevanovich (55.31) and Turkey’s Selen Ozbilen (55.69).

Anderson’s success followed the gold medal claimed by Tatiana Belonogoff in the 50m Breaststroke on the opening day of the competition in Helsinki.

It was one of three podium places won by British swimmers on day two to take the team’s medal total to four.

Silver for Schlosshan

Ciara Schlossen won silver in the 200m Butterfly at the 2018 European Junior Swimming Championships in Helsinki, Finland

Ciara Schlosshan picked up a silver medal in the women’s 200m Butterfly, finishing in 2:11.18 – 1.12 seconds behind Hungary’s Blanka Berecz.

Schlosshan’s team-mate, Keanna Macinnes, came eighth in a time of 2:14.71.

Nick sets PB to win bronze

Nick Pyle won a bronze medal in the men's 100m Backstroke at the European Junior Swimming Championships 2018

Nick Pyle set a personal best time as he won a bronze medal in the men’s 100m Backstroke.

He finished in 54.69 to touch home 0.01 seconds ahead of fourth-placed Kristof Milak of Hungary.

Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov and Romania’s Daniel-Cristian Martin both clocked 53.52 to take the gold medal in a championship best time.

And in the women’s 400m Freestyle, Leah Crisp came sixth in a time of 4:14.78. She was 8.89 seconds behind the gold medal winner, Ajna Kesely, of Hungary.

Images: Deepbluemedia/Andrea Masini

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