Crisp swim from Leah as she shatters personal best to take goldMarch 17, 2019
Leah Crisp shattered her personal best by more than 10 seconds as she cruised to victory in the Women’s 1500m Freestyle at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet.
The City of Leeds swimmer clocked 16:38.78 to take the gold medal at the Royal Commonwealth Pool by an impressive 12.81 seconds from Maria Grandt (16:51.59).
Loughborough University’s Emily Clarke was third in a time of 16:57.91.
Crisp’s time was 10.78 quicker than her previous best for 1500m that she set at the Yorkshire County Championships in February.
Adam Peaty claimed his second gold medal of the weekend with the third fastest 50m Breaststroke time in the world this year.
Peaty broke the 27-second barrier as he finished in 26.99 and was 0.40 seconds ahead of his Loughborough team-mate James Wilby (27.39).
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It was another impressive swim from Peaty, who claimed gold in the 100m Breaststroke with the quickest time in the world this year on day two of the event.
Meanwhile, Aimee Willmott added the 200m Individual Medley gold medal to the 400m title she had already won.
The University of Stirling swimmer was 1.18 seconds ahead of Loughborough University’s Abbie Wood after touching home in 2:12.90.
Gold for Greenbank
Wood had lead at the halfway stage but had to settle for the silver medal in a time of 2:14.08.
Luke Greenbank was the only swimmer to finish under two minutes as he won the Men’s 200m Backstroke.
The Loughborough University swimmer clocked 1:59.05 to finish exactly one second ahead of second placed Brodie Williams (Millfield).
And Joe Litchfield and Freya Anderson narrowly missed out on gold medals in two thrilling races.
City of Sheffield’s Litchfield was 0.05 seconds behind University of Stirling’s Duncan Scott in the Men’s 100m Butterfly.
Scott topped the podium in 53.78, with Litchfield clocking 53.83.
Ellesmere College’s Anderson took the silver in the Women’s 100m Freestyle in 54.18 – 0.17 seconds behind the gold medallist, Denmark’s Signe Bro (54.01).
A full list of all the results from the Edinburgh International Swim Meet are available on the Swim Scotland website.