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Clogg breaks English age group record at EJs

Elliot Clogg marked his European Junior debut with English Age Group records in the heats and semis on day two in Hungary.

The City of Sheffield swimmer lowered the national 16 Yrs marker for 100m Freestyle, touching in 50.97 to finish 16th overall and reach the semi finals.

Clogg then went even better in the evening session, finishing 16th overall in 50.88.

While Duncan Scott’s British Age Group record stands at 50.67, no English 16-year old had breached 51 seconds over 100m Free, with Jack Smith’s 51.02 from 2013 the previous best.

Clogg beats PB from 2016 British Champs

Clogg’s old PB was a 51.05 effort to win the junior final at the 2016 British Championships in Glasgow in March.

And the teenager’s quicker front-end speed saw him break the record in Hungary, out in 24.42 and home in 26.55 in the heats compared to his splits of 24.78 and 26.27 from Tollcross.

The Sheffield swimmer swam a similar opening 50m of 24.41 in the semis before returning in 26.47.

Clogg, who also holds British Junior short course records over 100m Free as well as 50m, 100m and 200m Back, also clocked a 51.36 lead-off leg on day two to help the British Mixed 4x100m Free Relay quartet into the final.

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