James Guy cruises into 200m Fly final at Winter ChampsDecember 15, 2017
James Guy cruised into the final of the 200m Butterfly on day three of the Swim England National Winter Championships 2017 in Sheffield.
The double Olympic relay medallist controlled his heat from start to finish, ultimately coming home in 1:58.50.
Guy, who has already been selected for next year’s Commonwealth Games for 100m Fly as well as 200m and 400m Free, will have his sights set on the Gold Coast consideration time in the final.
The 22-year old will need to beat 1:58.29 to put himself in the frame for selection, but comes in with a personal best 1:55.91, set to win the British title earlier this year.
Last night’s 400m IM champion Joe Litchfield was second through on a PB 1:59.20 while Jacob Peters won his heat in 2:00.06 to progress in third.
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Familiar foes Renshaw and Smith into 200m Breast final
Commonwealth bronze medallist Molly Renshaw will renew rivalries with Canada’s Kierra Smith in the 200m Breaststroke final after they qualified first and second fastest.
The pair have competed against each other in Commonwealth, World and Olympic finals over the past four years.
And there was little to choose between them in the heats in Sheffield as Smith led the way on 2:28.08 with Renshaw on 2:28.14.
Just 0.72 seconds covered the men’s 100m Freestyle qualifiers for tonight’s final, with Elliot Clogg fastest on 50.09 from Loughborough teammate Samuel Irvine (PB 50.13).
British age group record for Pyle
The top 10 from the men’s 50m Backstroke heats were also within a second of each other, Newcastle’s Nick Pyle leading the way with a British 16 yrs Age Group record 25.68.
A 26.95 effort saw Rachael Kelly fastest into tonight’s 50m Fly final while Jamie Scholes set a PB 15:58.44 time for tonight’s 1500m Freestyle fastest heat swimmers to beat.