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Murphy breaks British Age Group record at European Juniors

David Murphy set a British Age Group record on day three of the 2016 European Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary.

The 17-year old impressed to clock 28.38 in the final of the 50m Breaststroke and finish fifth overall.

Murphy had already clocked a PB and English Age Group record in the morning heats with his 28.51 effort.

But after a 28.62 dash to reach the final, the City of Oxford swimmer saved his best for last, finishing just 0.52 seconds shy of the podium on his European Junior debut.

The teenager’s effort also took him past Craig Benson’s four-year old British age group marker – a 28.39 front 50m split from the 2012 British Championship 100m Breaststroke final in London.

Maine and Pugh finish fourth and eighth

Anna Maine and Taz Pugh also made a sprint final on day three in Hungary, finishing fourth and eighth respectively in the 50m Backstroke.

Having lowered her PB to 28.75 in the semis, Maine was just 0.35 seconds off the podium with her 28.88 final effort.

The Woking swimmer gained compensation at the end of the session, winning bronze with the 4x100m Medley Relay quartet.

Ellesmere College Titans swimmer Pugh is enjoying a European Junior debut to remember, having claimed 200m Backstroke gold on day two.

And the 16-year old continued her form into the third day, setting a PB 29.10 in the semis before clocking 29.31 in the final.

  • Click here to view results from the 2016 European Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary.
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