Harrison Coulter grabs second medal with freestyle silverDecember 17, 2017
Harrison Coulter won 400m Freestyle silver as English swimmers won another four individual medals on day two of the Ontario Junior International Meet 2017.
The Stockport Metro swimmer landed his second prize in as many days, adding to his 200m Free bronze from the opening night.
Loughborough University’s James McFadzen also picked up his second medal of the meet while Luke Turley and Laura McNab won their maiden medals at the short course meet in Toronto, Canada.
There was also a British gold in the men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay.
Coulter clear second in 400m Free
While Canada’s Alex Pratt – gold medallist from yesterday’s 200m Free – led the way in the prelims, Coulter was a clear second, the only other swimmer from the heats to break 3:50 as he progressed in a PB 3:49.56.
The 18-year old had plenty in reserve for the final, taking his lifetime best down to 3:46.86 to touch behind Pratt’s meet record 3:43.73.
Hatfield’s Luke Turley was also on PB form as he won bronze in 3:50.18 while Millfield’s Jakob Goodman was fourth in a PB 3:52.63.
McFadzen shows versatility with backstroke PB
McFadzen’s versatility shone through as he added to yesterday’s 100m Breast bronze with the same result over 100m Backstroke.
The Loughborough swimmer, who won 200m IM bronze at this year’s European Junior Championships, clocked a PB 54.02 in the final.
There was also a PB for Laura McNab as she clinched bronze in the 50m Freestyle in 25.48.
Goodman was the only other individual English finalist of the night, setting another PB in the 200m Fly as he finished fifth in 2:00.91.
The Millfield swimmer returned for his third final to close the session, teaming up for gold in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay.
Turley swam the opening leg for the British quartet before Goodman, Coulter and Wales’ Lewis Fraser sealed the crown in a meet record 3:20.59.