Emily Large sets junior record for butterfly goldDecember 18, 2016
Emily Large set her second British Junior record in as many days to win 200m Butterfly gold on day two of the Ontario Junior International 2016.
The 15-year old Newcastle swimmer clocked 2:07.00 to take the touch in the final.
Large had already claimed the record in the heats, qualifying more than four seconds faster than the field in 2:07.21.
In Canada @emilyylarge breaks her own British Jun Rec & @SwimOntario Jun International Meet Rec to win the 200m Fly. Great Swim Emily pic.twitter.com/tQaEzPRRhD
— Newcastle Swim Team (@NCL_SwimTeam) December 17, 2016
And she was dominant again in the final, with Scotland Keanna MacInnes next best on 2:10.40.
Large’s time sails under the old national marker; Tazmin Pugh’s 2:08.86 from November last year.
It also brings her second medal of the meet, having set a British Junior record for 400m IM bronze on the opening day in Toronto.
There was further success for City of Sheffield pair Joe Litchfield and Elliot Clogg as they returned to the top of the podium.
Litchfield and Clogg add to medal hauls
Having won the 400m Individual Medley crown on the opening day, Litchfield doubled up with victory in the 200m Butterfly.
The 18-year old was in a class of his own on the day, the only swimmer to break two minutes in both heats and final.
A 1:59.38 booked him lane four for the final before a PB 1:57.02 effort secured the title.
Clogg claimed his third gold of the competition, having won a 200m Free and 50m Back double on the opening night.
The 16-year old took his PB down to 53.43 to win the 100m Back crown ahead of British teammate Brodie Williams (53.60).
There was also a silver medal and British Junior record for Freya Anderson and a bronze for Layla Black on day two.