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Anna Maine claims 100m Backstroke bronze in Hungary

Anna Maine closed her debut European Junior Championships with 100m Backstroke bronze on the final day in Hungary.

The Woking swimmer came through in a blanket finish to touch in 1:02.04 for her third medal of the Championships.

Maine had already won a pair of bronze medals with the 4x200m Free and 4x100m Medley relays, while she finished an agonising fourth in the 50m Back.

But agony turned to ecstasy in the 100m, as Maine emerged on top of a battle for bronze which saw four swimmers finish within 0.04 seconds.

It was the 16-year old’s fastest swim of the meet, just 0.11 shy of her PB 1:01.93 from the heats of this year’s British Championships where she went on to finish seventh.

Ellesmere College Titans swimmer Taz Pugh was one of those touched out by Maine, finishing sixth.

Having won 200m Backstroke gold earlier in the meet, the 16-year old set a PB 1:02.07 in the 100m final.

Wood and Schlosshan in 200m IM final

Abbie Wood and Ciara Schlosshan were also in final action on the last day in Hungary, competing in the 200m Individual Medley.

Loughborough University’s Wood, who won 400m IM bronze on the opening night, finished fifth in 2:15.63.

City of Leeds’ Ciara Schlosshan, competing on her European Junior debut, was seventh in 2:16.44.

  • Click here to view results from the 2016 European Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary.
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