Ciara Schlosshan secures silver on day two in Netanya

Ciara Schlosshan took silver in the Women’s 200m Fly at the European Junior Championships in Netanya, Israel.

The City of Leeds swimmer was the first English swimmer to claim a medal at the championships, swimming a new personal best time for a spot on the podium.

Schlosshan made her way into the final with two consistent swims in the preliminary and semi-final rounds.

Although she was sitting in third place at the halfway point in the final, she made up time in the last 100m to overtake Belgium’s Valentine Dumont.

Denmark’s Katrine Bukh Villesen maintained her early lead to claim gold with 2:09.41. Schosshan touched in 2:10.48 to claim second and Dumont followed up for third in a time of 2:11.17.

The 15-year old’s time sliced more than two seconds from her PB before the meet; a 2:12.54 effort from the 2016 British Championships in Glasgow. It also pushes her up to fourth in the all-time British rankings for the 15 years age group.

More personal best times on day two

Tom Dean made his way into the Men’s 200m Breaststroke final on day two. The Maidenhead swimmer put in a good performance, and although he finished eighth, he clocked a new personal best time of 2:16.01.

Nicholas Pyle of Newcastle Swim Team finished seventh in the 100m Backstroke final, also in a new personal best time of 55.58.

There was also a good performance from the Mixed 4x100m Freestyle relay team, who finished seventh in the final. Scott McLay, James Eddy, Laura McNab and Anna Fleming touched in a collective 3:36.60.

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