Siobhan-Marie O'Connor wins 200m IM silver at London 2016May 20, 2016 Swimming News
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor added another medal to the GB tally in last night’s swimming finals at the London 2016 Aquatics Championships.
She put in a sterling performance to claim silver in the 200m Individual Medley, ahead of Scotland’s Hannah Miley, who claimed bronze for the Brits. O’Connor secured the silver in a time of 2:09.03.
The Brits looked solid, but they were outmatched by the Hungarian Katinka Hosszu on the night, who claimed the gold medal in 2:07.30.
O’Connor commented afterwards: “It was a really hard swim up against Katinka but it was a great swim. We’re still in hard training, so with a bit of taper and rest I know I could go faster than that.
“Having that home crowd behind me and Hannah tonight it really helped and pushed me on in that final length to secure silver for Great Britain.”
The Women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay was also a close contest, and although victors Hungary had a significant lead, the battle for the other podium positions went right to the touch.
The GB quartet of Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Hannah Miley and Georgia Coates narrowly missed out on both bronze and silver, touching in 5:53.97. Spain took silver with 2:53.38 and Netherlands took bronze with 7:53.63.
In the semi-final action, Molly Renshaw qualified for the Women’s 200m Breaststroke final. There was less than a second between the top three, with Renshaw touching sixth fastest overall in 2:24.85.