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Max Litchfield powers to 200m IM gold

Max Litchfield dominated the Men’s 200m Individual Medley on day one of the ASA National Winter Meet 2016.

The City of Sheffield swimmer was spurred by his home crowd, knocking three seconds off his personal best time. Litchfield came fourth in the 400m IM final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, then won 400m IM silver at last week’s World Short Course Champs.

Second place went to Jarvis Parkinson of London Aquatics Centre (1:57.79 PB) and third to Fraser Minnican of Loughborough Uni (1:59.54).

Litchfield said: “I’m really happy with that. I took three seconds off my PB as well. It’s always good to race these guys and to come home and race in Sheffield. This year has been awesome, it’s really been a dream come true.”

Calum Jarvis untouchable in Men’s 100m Fly

Calum Jarvis of Bath Uni was unstoppable as he stormed to gold in the Men’s 100m Butterfly final.

Jarvis was well over a second ahead of the rest of the field and finished with a new personal best time of 51.34.

Sam Horrocks of City of Manchester Aquatics was second to the wall in a time of 52.66. Loughborough Uni swimmer Kevin Wallbank took the third medal spot with 52.89.

Jarvis said: “It’s a great start to the campaign, I’m really pleased with that. I’m hoping to get onto the World’s team next year out in Hungary, so that would be a good place to get to.”

Anna Hopkin snatches 100m Freestyle gold

Anna Hopkin of Ealing SC claimed the gold medal in the Women’s 100m Freestyle.

She finished narrowly ahead of Plymouth Leander’s Jessica Jackson, touching in 53.87. Jackson took silver with 53.94 and Marie Wattel of Loughborough was a whisker away, touching 53.98.

Hopkin commented: “I am really happy. I thought I was second when I first looked up at my lane so I’m very pleased with first. This year has been a really good year and I hope that I can continue this into the long course season.”

Alys Thomas wins gold in Women’s 200m Fly

Alys Thomas of Swansea Aquatics won gold in the Women’s 200m Butterfly A final. She put some distance between her and the rest of the field, touching in 2:06.90 to take the top spot.

Fastest qualifier in the heats, Charlotte Atkinson took second with 2:07.21, setting a new PB time. Stockport Metro’s Holly Hibbott claimed the final spot on the podium in a PB 2:07.64.

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