James Guy wins double gold at Mare Nostrum in MonacoJune 12, 2017
James Guy landed double gold at the opening leg of the Mare Nostrum Series 2017 in Monte Carlo.
The double Olympic medallist scooped the 100m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle double in Monaco, while Adam Barrett also won the 50m Butterfly.
Guy opened his campaign with a 52.30 to take the touch in the 100m Fly, having qualified fastest in 53.09.
He followed up with a 1:47.27 in the final of the 200m Free, finishing more than a second clear of South Africa’s Devon Brown (1:48.31). Australia’s Olympic 400m Freestyle champion Mack Horton was third in 1:48.56.
Loughborough University swimmer Barrett saved his fastest time to the final of the 50m Fly speed competition, winning in 23.62.
The 24-year old also finished fifth in the 100m Free (50.15) and sixth over 100m Fly (53.72).
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor lands 200m IM silver
Olympic silver medallist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor continued her preparation for next month’s World Championships with silver in the 200m Individual Medley.
The University of Bath swimmer set a season’s best 2:11.08 to finish behind world record holder Katinka Hosszu’s meet record 2:08.49.
Plymouth Leander’s Ben Proud was the only other British swimmer to secure a top-three finish in Monaco.
The 22-year old clocked 21.99 to finish third in the semis of the 50m Free speed competition.
Proud, O’Connor and Guy are all in the British Swimming team competing at this July’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.