Aimee Canny completes golden hat-trick on Winter Championships final dayDecember 5, 2021
Plymouth Leander’s Aimee Canny completed a hat-trick of gold medals after her 200m Freestyle win on the final day of Winter Championships action.
The 18-year-old finished on top of the podium in the Women’s Open 200m Individual Medley and 100m Freestyle finals on the opening day and rounded off a successful competition with another gold.
Canny also claimed silver in the 50m Freestyle on day two, making her total an impressive four medals at the championships.
Her time of 1:54.48 was more than two seconds quicker than Millfield’s Tamryn Van Selm, who touched the wall in 1:56.67.
In the bronze medal position was Loughborough University’s Jess Podger (1:57.72).
The Junior event saw another swimmer complete a hat-trick of victories.
Mount Kelly’s Erin Little finished in a time of 1:59.17 to be crowned the junior champion, adding to her 100m and 50m Freestyle titles. She also won bronze in the 400m Freestyle event.
Royal Wolverhampton’s Aimee Monks (2:00.71) won the junior silver medal followed by Emma Croker (2:0075) in bronze.
Bird bags gold
Wycombe District’s Kieran Bird was crowned the Men’s Open 200m Freestyle champion with a time of 1:45.09 enough to take the gold.
In second place was Loughborough University’s Alex Bregazzi (1:46.27) who finished 0.16 ahead of Derventio’s Jacob Whittle (1:46.43), with the pair taking silver and bronze respectively.
City of Liverpool’s Tyler Melbourne-Smith added to his success from day two of the championships to clinch the junior gold.
He finished in a time of 1:48.71, followed closely by the silver medal winner, Jacob Whibley of Plymouth Leander, in 1:48.91. The junior bronze medallist was Kaiden Welsby (1:49.35) of Stockport.
Golding continues top form
After claiming the Women’s 200m Backstroke crown for the fourth consecutive time, Chloe Golding continued in her gold medal-winning form in the Women’s Open 100m Backstroke final.
The City of Manchester Aquatics swimmer swam a time of 57.59 seconds to beat Ealing’s Ekaterina Avramova (58.43), who took silver.
Finishing in third place was Brompton’s Isabella Hindley with a time of 58.62.
Leah Whittaker (1:00.16) of Mount Kelly was crowned the junior gold medallist after her performance in the open final.
A time of 1:01.37 was enough for Evie Dilley to finish in a podium place as she won silver, with bronze going to City of Sheffield’s Sophie Bromley (1:01.69).
Litchfield tops podium
Only 0.53 seconds separated the podium places in the Men’s Open 100m Backstroke final.
It was Joe Litchfield of Loughborough NC who finished on top with his time of 51.49 ahead of 19-year-old Cameron Brooker.
The Wycombe District swimmer earned the silver in 51.68, followed by Bath NC’s Jonathon Adam (52.02) in third.
In the Junior event, Millfield’s Matthew Cairns was the gold medallist with a winning time of 53.98 seconds.
Mount Kelly’s Matthew Ward (54.28) was the next to touch for the silver medal. Bassetlaw’s Lewis Warner also finished in a podium place as his time of 55.70 earned the bronze medal.
Renshaw cruises to victory
Two-time Olympic finalist Molly Renshaw cruised to victory in the Women’s Open 200m Breaststroke.
The 25-year-old Loughborough National Centre swimmer touched in 2:18.81 to finish 4.07 seconds clear of 16-year-old Sienna Robinson.
City of Sheffield’s Robinson landed the junior gold with her impressive silver-medal winning performance in the open race after clocking 2.:22.88.
That saw her finish 0.74 seconds clear of the bronze medallist, Mount Kelly’s Hazal Ozkan who clocked 2:23.62.
Two other junior medals were also won in the open race as Molly Mayne of Hamilton Aquatics took a commemorative silver in 2:26.92.
City of Sheffield’s Charlotte Bianchi was the national junior silver medallist after finishing in a time of 2:29.43.
The junior race was won by Caitlin Lansom, from City of Manchester Aquatics, who took the bronze medal after clocking 2:27.61.
Comfortable win for Chillingworth
Plymouth Leander’s Adam Chillingworth was also a comfortable winner in the Men’s Open 200m Breaststroke.
The 24-year-old finished 2.99 seconds ahead of Northampton’s Harvey Freeman as he clocked a gold-medal winning time of 2:08.03.
Seventeen-year-old Freeman’s time of 2:11.02 was 0.16 seconds clear of bronze medallist David Murphy, with the Loughborough National Centre swimmer taking the final place on the podium in 2:11.18.
In the junior final, the gold went to City of Norwich’s Olivier Vedrenne, who took 10th spot in the open final in a time of 2:14.22
The silver medal was awarded to 16-year-old Millfield swimmer Elliot Woodburn, who clocked 2:13.42 to triumph in the junior race ahead of Hamilton Aquatics’ Oscar Bilbao, who recorded 2:15.23 to take a commemorative silver.
Northampton’s Samuel Smith claimed the national junior bronze medal in 2:15.25.