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Bronze medals for Simmonds and Russell in Sheffield

Paralympic champions Ellie Simmonds and Hannah Russell both won bronze medals on day two of the British Para-Swimming International Meet 2018/World Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield.

Simmonds (SM6), who was swimming in her first home event of 2018, secured her medal with 942 points in the 200m IM. Netherland’s Liesette Bruinsma (SM11) took gold with 971 points and Uzbekistan’s Fotimakhon Amilova (SM13) the silver with 963.

Maisie Summers-Newton (SM6), who broke the SB6 100m Breaststroke World Record on day one, narrowly missed out on a medal place, finishing  just six points behind Simmonds.

In the 50m Freestyle, Russell (S12) secured the bronze medal with 911 points, with New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe (S10) taking the gold (959 points) and Canadian Aurelie Rivard (S10) the silver medal (934 points).

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth champion Ellie Robinson (S6) finished sixth overall with 899 points and Zara Mullooly (S10) in 17th (823 points).

National medals won

In the National Women’s 50m Freestyle competition Hayley Milne (S7) from Grantham took the title with 599 points, closely followed by Cockermouth’s Ella Cooper-Holmes (S7) on 587.

Gloucester’s Harriet Dickinson (S10), who won yesterday’s 100m event, – was third on 573 points.

In the men’s event, the University of Stirling’s Jon Law (S13) secured the gold with 621 points, just two ahead of Worcester’s Matthew Redfern (S13) and Bournemouth Collegiate’ s Leo McCrea (S6) who scored 619 and 608 points respectively.

Brock Whiston (SM10) of Barking and Dagenham took her second national title in as many days, winning the 200m IM event with a total of 744 points.  Littlehampton’s Georgia Howell (SM6) won the silver medal with 552 points, while Dickinson (SM10) won her second medal of the day with bronze for 494 points.

In the national men’s 200m IM, Rhys Davies (SM14) of Pembrokeshire County Swimming won gold with 805 points. Wales’ Dylan Broom (SM14) was second (786 points) and Clayesmore’s George Kelman-Johns (SM14) third (656 points).

In the women’s 150m IM, Ellie Challis (SM4) was the sole competitor, finishing in 3:58.53 and 346 points.

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