James McFadzen wins two golds and a silver in TorontoDecember 18, 2017
James McFadzen scooped three medals to steal the show on the final night of the Ontario Junior International 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
The Loughborough University swimmer clinched individual and relay gold as well as another individual silver to finish the competition with five medals.
Harrison Coulter also reached the podium for the third time in three days while Jakob Goodman was the other English individual medallist on the night.
McFadzen had already landed two medals from the opening two days in Canada, touching third in both the 100m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke.
But the 18-year old was a class apart in the 200m Individual Medley on the final day, winning both heats and final of the event in which he won European Junior bronze earlier this year.
The 18-year old was fastest in the prelims on 2:00.82 before surging past two minutes for the first time to land gold in a PB 1:58.55.
Millfield’s Jakob Goodman was seventh in the same final on 2:05.07.
McFadzen returned to the pool for the final of the 200m Backstroke, again setting a PB as he clinched silver in 1:57.14.
Coulter and Goodman reach podium in 1500m Freestyle
Coulter’s third individual medal of the meet came in the 1500m Freestyle as the Stockport Metro swimmer landed silver.
Having already won bronze over 200m Free and silver in the 400m Free, Coulter clocked a PB 15:11.45 for his third freestyle podium finish.
Goodman improved on his 200m Back result to clinch bronze behind Coulter, lowering his PB to 15:21.44 in the process.
Fourth place finishes for Evans and McNab
In the women’s events, there were fourth place finishes for Angharad Evans and Laura McNab.
West Suffolk 14-year old Evans took her PB down to 31.79 in the 50m Breast final while Bradford-on-Avon’s McNab, who won 50m Free bronze earlier in the meet, set a PB 55.51 in the 100m Free final.
Millfield’s Sophia Wilson was also in final action, placing sixth in the 200m IM in 2:16.07.
The British men’s 4x100m Medley Relay quartet closed the meet in style with a dominant performance.
McFadzen lead them out with a 54.54 backstroke leg before Wales’ Lewis Fraser, Coulter and Hatfield’s Luke Turley brought the GB squad home in 3:40.10 – touching more than four seconds clear of the field.