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Cameron Kurle shows great form to win 200m freestyle

Swimming News

Rio 2016 Olympian Cameron Kurle of Bath National Centre showed some great form to win the Men’s 200m Freestyle on day two of the Swim England National Winter Championships 2017.

He was the fourth fastest qualifier going into the final, but almost a fifth of a second faster then the rest of the field at the end of the race.

Kurle touched in 1:48.86, narrowly outside the consideration time for the Gold Coast but putting him in the frame for potential relay selection.

Commenting on his performance, Kurle said: “My coach said ‘get out there and give it your best shot’ so no pressure.

“I just went out and had some fun. I’m happy with the time as it’s only December. The season only started a couple of months back so to go 1:48 in December I’m really pleased.”

Second place went to Nicholas Grainger of City of Sheffield in front of his home crowd. He touched in 1:49.03 to take the silver medal.

Third went to Grainger’s team mate Jay Lelliot, who won 400m Freestyle gold yesterday, claiming bronze in 1:49.24.

Jarvis Parkinson of Loughborough Uni claimed the gold medal in the B final. He beat Salford’s Lewis Clough, and Regan Lloyd of Team Ipswich. Parkinson swam 1:49.66 to top the podium.

Hopkin wins splash and dash

Anna Hopkin was done in a flash in the 50m Freestyle final. The Bath University swimmer was just a fingertip behind Canada’s Kayla Sanchez, touching in 25.33 as the fastest English swimmer to the wall.

Second place went to Emily Barclay of Loughborough Uni with 25.50. The final podium place went to Katie Latham of Thanet Swim and City of Sunderland’s Freya Rayner, tied on 25.73.

Lauren Quigley of City of Liverpool claimed gold in the B final, touching in 26.07.

  • Click here to see full results from the Swim England National Winter Championships 2017.