Andrew Willis wins World Short Course silver in WindsorDecember 9, 2016
Andrew Willis broke his own English record to win 200m Breaststroke silver at the 2016 World Short Course Championships in Windsor, Canada.
The 26-year old finished in 2:02.71 behind Germany’s Marco Koch, who added the short course title to his long course crown with gold in 2:01.21.
But Willis was in second throughout the race, ducking 0.05 seconds under his bronze medal winning time from last year’s European Short Course Championships in Israel.
The result brought Willis his first international medal on the world stage. He finished fourth in the same event at the World Championships in 2013 and 2015, as well as this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio.
Adam Barrett finishes fourth in 100m Fly
Adam Barrett was also in action in the third day of finals, finishing fourth in the 100m Butterfly.
The Loughborough University swimmer had qualified fastest for the final, breaking his British record in the semis.
But Barrett was narrowly denied a medal in the final, touching 0.16 seconds out of the podium places.
The English swimmer came home in 49.47 as South Africa’s Chad Le Clos lowered the world record to 48.08.
- Click here to view results from the 2016 World Short Course Championships