Freya Anderson lands World Junior gold over 100m FreeAugust 26, 2017
Freya Anderson stormed to 100m Freestyle gold on day three of the 2017 World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, USA.
The Ellesmere College Titans swimmer set a PB and British 16 Yrs age group record 53.88 to take the touch by 0.28 seconds in Indiana.
Japan’s Rikako Ikee took silver on 54.16 while Canada’s Kayla Sanchez won bronze on 54.44.
The result brings British Swimming their second gold in as many nights after Emily Large’s victory in yesterday’s 200m Butterfly.
Anderson won the European Junior 100m Free title in Hungary last year before adding the senior British crown in April.
She made her senior World Championship debut in Budapest earlier this year, finishing 12th in 53.91.
Emily Large qualifies for 50m Butterfly final
Large was also in action on day three, qualifying for the 50m Butterfly final.
The Newcastle swimmer finished eighth after the semi finals, setting 27.18 to progress.
Large’s teammate Nick Pyle was narrowly shy of reaching the 50m Backstroke final as he finished ninth from the semis.
The 16-year old was just 0.07 seconds off his British age group record as he clocked 25.92. The final qualification spot was taken on 25.90.
RTW Monson swimmer Annabel Guye-Johnson was also in semi final action in the 100m Breaststroke.
Having set a 1:09.27 to progress from the heats, the 17-year old was 11th after the semi finals on 1:09.86.
In the 800m Freestyle, Stockport Metro’s Harrison Coulter was 10th on 8:07.54. Hatfield’s Luke Turley wasn’t far behind, ranking 13th in 8:12.05.
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