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Morley Iszatt completes backstroke double on final day

Mimi Morley Iszatt claimed her second backstroke gold medal of the week in the closing session of the Swim England National Summer Meet 2017.

The City of Oxford swimmer had already lifted the 14yrs 100m Back crown in Sheffield, winning gold 24 hours earlier.

And Morley Iszatt touched in a three second personal best time to beat Northampton’s Betsy Wizard to the wall to claim her second victory in as many days in the 200m Back. She came home in a time of 2:24.19.

Morley Iszatt said: “I’ve been swimming for three years and this is my second time at nationals. Last year I only had one event and I didn’t get any medals. So this is the first time I’ve done both the events and I got medals.

“I’m hoping for more in the future. I really want to qualify for the British nationals next year and keep getting faster.”

Wizard was just a fraction behind, clocking 2:24.35 for silver. The final spot on the podium went to Tamzin Myburgh of Thanet Swim for her 2:24.80 effort.

Maxwell goes one better in 200m Back

Finlay Maxwell built on his silver medal in the 50m Backstroke to claim 200m Back gold on day five.

The Beckenham SC swimmer already had two silvers under his belt, and swam a great race in the men’s 16 Yrs final title. He touched in a five second PB, clocking 2:11.89.

Maxwell commented: “I was so happy to get the silver, let alone this gold. I’ve never done it before, it’s my first summer nationals and English nationals.

“It’s a massive PB for me, so I’m really happy. Next year I’m going to see how it comes and goes really, but I would like to thank my coach and my family and friends who have supported me.”

Second to the wall was Modernian’s Jack Tremain, who was two seconds behind Maxwell. Tremain took the silver medal in a time of 2:13.96. Bronze went to City of Salford’s Alexander Morley for his 2:14.97 effort.

  • Click here to see full results from the Swim England National Summer Meet 2017.

Other 200m Backstroke gold medallists:

  • Gabriel Glynn (Bolton Metro) men’s 13/14yrs – 2:17.61
  • Moritz Hoogers (Windsor) men’s 16yrs – 2:12.32
  • Max Jameson (Thanet Swim) men’s 17yrs – 2:05.61
  • Arran Bostock (Pioneer 79) men’s 18yrs/Over – 2:09.20
  • Sophie Freeman (Colchester) women’s 12/13yrs – 2:23.23
  • Abbie Low (Chelmsford) women’s 15yrs – 2:19.05
  • Jasmine Iley (Borough of Waltham Forest) women’s 16yrs – 2:20.80
  • Gemma Atherley (Tigers Jersey) women’s 17yrs/Over – 2:17.02