Joseph Moore makes it a double on day fourAugust 5, 2017
Harrogate District swimmer Joseph Moore took his second breaststroke gold medal of the 2017 Swim England National Summer Meet, winning the men’s 50m breaststroke on day four.
Moore, who took gold in the 16 Yrs 100m Breast on opening night, was almost half a second under his personal best time. He touched in 31.06 to take the title.
Moore said: “I just feel amazing, it’s my first nationals and I only did two events and I got a gold in both. Double gold. It’s unbelievable.
“Winning the 100m definitely made me feel more confident coming into the 50m. I feel elated to get a PB, I don’t know what else to say, it’s just so great! I just want to thank everyone who’s supported me, my friends and coaches.”
Second place went to Barking and Dagenham’s Ali Cangir, who was just outside of his personal best time set in the heats. Cangir touched in 31.47 for silver. Joel Lange of Maindenhead completed the podium, taking bronze for his 31.50 effort.
Powell takes gold on maiden national appearance
Eliza Powell of Bromley took the women’s 12/13yrs 50m Breaststroke title with a excellent win. The 13-year-old was competing in her first national competition, but powered through the field to claim gold with a time of 34.24.
Powell said: “This is my first nationals, and it feels amazing to get gold. Especially with a new personal best time. I think the fact I really wanted to win gave me the edge against the competition.”
Hermione Roe of Bradford secured her second silver medal of the competition. Roe finished behind Imogen Lambert in the 100m Breaststroke, and reached the podium for a second time in the 50m. She touched in 34.41. Bronze went to Lambert of Flitwick for her 34.80 effort.
- Click here to see full results from the Swim England National Summer Meet 2017.
Other 50m Breaststroke gold medallists:
- Pravin Mahendrakumar (Bromley) men’s 13/14yrs – 32.56
- Jack Plummer (Plymouth) men’s 15yrs – 31.50
- Aaron Bartlett (Yeovil) men’s 17yrs – 30.16
- Luke Spain (Hillingdon) men’s 18yrs/Over – 28.69
- Flora Perkin (Newton Abbot) women’s 14yrs – 34.09
- Imogen Meers (Bromley) women’s 15yrs – 34.10
- Isabella Rose Berlin (Crawley) women’s 16yrs – 33.77
- Ashley Ransome (Staines) women’s 17yrs/Over – 33.79