James Guy wins European bronze in London

Swimming News

Day three of swimming at the LEN European Aquatics Championships saw Millfield’s James Guy add a bronze medal to GB’s medal tally.

London 2016 is Guy’s first European Championships, but the world 200m Freestyle champion looked in confident mood as he reached the podium in his main event.

There was less than half a second separating the three podium positions as the Netherlands’ Sebastiaan Verschuren took his first international title with 1:46.02 ahead of Serbia’s defending champion Velimir Stjepanovic (1:46.26) and Guy in third in 1:46.42.

And the 20-year old admitted winning his first continental medal was a good confidence boost as he continues to prepare for his Olympic debut in Rio this summer.

Great feeling to medal while in training

“To medal while I am still in training is a great feeling and it should be good for the summer,” said Guy.

“The crowd has been amazing so thank you to everyone for coming out to support the team.

“We’ve got to thank UK Sport for bringing the event to the UK as well. It’s great to have such a big swimming event on home soil before we go to Rio and amazing to have it in London.”

Bath University swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor impressed in the semi final action, qualifying second fastest for the 200m Individual Medley final in 2:10.18.

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