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Ellie Faulkner stars with 200m Freestyle bronze in Marseille

Eleanor Faulkner put in an eye-catching performance to land 200m Freestyle bronze on day two of the FFN Golden Tour meet in Marseille.

The City of Sheffield swimmer clocked 1:58.85 in the final to touch behind Japan’s Rikako Ikee (1:57.06) and Hungary’s triple Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu (1:57.76).

Faulkner’s time was the seventh fastest of her career and her fastest away from a British Championships.

The double Olympian’s PB lies at 1:58.05 set at last year’s Olympic Trials in Glasgow.

Youngsters Boseley and Southward reach 100m Backstroke final

Teenagers Lily Boseley and Ellinor Southward also impressed in Marseille, reaching the A final of the 100m Backstroke.

City of Sheffield’s Boseley clocked 1:03.18 to finish fifth in the final while Ellesmere College Titans swimmer Southward was seventh in 1:03.99.

Southward later won the ‘B’ final of the 200m Individual Medley with a PB 2:22.81.

Having won 50m Butterfly gold on the opening night, Ben Proud returned with a fifth place in the 100m Freestyle.

Proud clocked 50.45 in the final after a 50.40 effort in the heats.

Sheffield’s Luke Howdle was the only other English ‘A’ finalist on day two in Marseille. He finished seventh in the 200m Butterfly in 2:04.59.

Callum Smart, James McFadzen and Ceara Barber were among the English youngsters to impress in evening swims.

City of Oxford’s Smart won the 200m Breaststroke ‘B’ final in 2:20.54. Meanwhile, Wycombe’s McFadzen won the ‘B’ final of the 200m Individual Medley in 2:06.01.

Hillingdon’s Barber also took the touch in the ‘B’ final of the 100m Backstroke in 1:04.18.

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