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David Murphy lands 100m Breaststroke bronze at European Juniors

David Murphy scooped 100m Breaststroke bronze on the final day of the 2016 European Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary.

The 17-year old clocked 1:02.03 in the final, holding off Poland’s Robert Kusto by just 0.01 seconds.

Murphy has been one of the breakthrough stars for the British team in Hungary, setting a British age group record to finish fifth in the 50m Breast.

The City of Oxford swimmer was just 0.07 seconds off the English age group record in the 100m Breast, stopping the clock on a PB 1:01.78 in the semis.

And while he didn’t lower his best again in the final, it was still nearly half a second quicker than his PB from before the Championships – a 1:02.51 effort at the City of Cardiff Open Meet in May.

Litchfield and Hughes in 400m Final

Joe Litchfield and Nathan Hughes were also in final action in Hungary, competing in the 400m Individual Medley.

Litchfield had already lifted gold at the Championships, winning the 200m IM on his 18th birthday.

And the Doncaster Dartes swimmer was just one place shy of a second medley medal, finishing fourth in 4:23.16.

Hungary’s Zoltan Drigan captured the third podium place, pulling away from the Brit on the breaststroke leg. The Hungarian ultimately touched in 4:20.84.

Hatfield swimmer Hughes secured his top finish of the week, one place behind Litchfield in fifth with a PB 4:23.36.

The 16-year old was the youngest swimmer in the final and beat his previous best of 4:24.17, swimming for the England Programmes team at the Energy Standard Cup in Italy earlier this year.

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

Image credit: European Junior Championships 2016

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