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Ellie Simmonds leads a British clean sweep at Para-Swimming International Meet

Double Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds led a British clean sweep in the Women’s MC 400m Freestyle at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge.

S6 swimmer Simmonds, who won gold at Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012 at this distance, topped the podium with 887 points for her time of 5:25.98.

She was 2.85 seconds ahead of Maisie Summers-Newton, who scored 865 to take the silver medal after clocking 5:28.83.

Grace Harvey took the bronze as she scored 801 points after touching home in 5:37.25.

Toni Shaw (S9) achieved a Paralympic consideration time as she finished fourth in 4:45.50 for 788 points, while Katie Crowhurst (S13) was eighth in 5:21.62 for 525 points.

Leah O’Connell got the day three finals of the British Swimming Para-Swimming International Meet off to an excellent start for the British team in the Women’s MC 50m Butterfly.

The S7 swimmer clocked 39.34 for 634 to take a World Para-Swimming World Series silver medal behind Holland’s S4 swimmer Jonne Moleman, who scored 1,051 for her time of 45.67.

Reece Dunn lead the S14 British contingent home in the Men’s MC 200m Freestyle as he took a World Series silver medal – and earned a Paralympics consideration time.

He finished in 1:57.01 in an exciting battle with Jordan Catchpole to score 899 points.

Catchpole clocked 1:58.54 to claim the bronze medal with 865 points for his time of 1:58.54.

The gold was won by Israel’s S4 swimmer Ami Omer Dadaon, who scored 14 points after touching home in 2:58.29.

Fiddes triumphs

Michael Jones claimed a World Series bronze medal in the Men’s MC 400m Freestyle.

The S7 swimmer scored 857 points for his time of 4:48.04, which was 49 behind the total accumulated by France’s S13 swimmer Alex Portal who took the gold with 906.

Israel’s S7 swimmer Mark Malyar was second with 876 points after recording 4:45.96.

Jonathan Booth (S9), Ollie Hynd (S9), Jacob Leach (S9) and Oliver Carter (S10) finished fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.

Louise Fiddes was victorious in the Women’s 200m Freestyle.

Swimming against Mexico’s A Maqueda Andrade, S14 swimmer Fiddes scored 728 points for her time of of 2:15.68.

Picture: British Swimming Twitter

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