Black and Cain reach European Junior podium in Hungary

Layla Black and Emma Cain won 200m Breaststroke medals on day three of the 2016 European Junior Championships in Hungary.

City of Leeds swimmer Black produced her fastest swim of the meet to claim silver in 2:29.11.

Millfield’s Cain was narrowly behind in 2:29.94 to repeat her result from the 2014 European Juniors and collect bronze.

Black is no stranger to the junior international podium, having won European Games bronze and Commonwealth Youth gold over 200m Breast last year.

And the 15-year old added to her collection in impressive style, turning second at 50m and maintaining her position throughout.

Black gave chase to Italy’s Giulia Verona – who won silver in Baku 12 months ago – touching in 1:11.39 to the Italian’s 1:10.23 at 100m.

And while Verona ultimately pulled clear, the English swimmer was able to hold off the chasing pack to touch in her second fastest time of the season.

After turning fifth at the half way stage, Cain proved the closest rival to her teammate, splitting 1:17.10 for her second 100m to touch just 0.83 seconds behind Black.

Hibbott and Featherstone progress in 200m Free

Holly Hibbott and Hannah Featherstone both set PBs to progress from the 200m Freestyle semi-finals on day three.

Stockport Metro’s Hibbott, who won 400m Freestyle silver on day two, touched sixth fastest in 2:01.07.

Sedgefield swimmer Featherstone beat 2:02 for the first time in her career to reach the final eighth fastest in 2:01.20.

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