Tom Dean wins second European Junior medal in 400m IMJuly 3, 2017
Tom Dean scooped his second medal of the 2017 European Junior Championships with 400m Individual Medley silver in Netanya, Israel.
The Maidenhead swimmer has been one of the stars of the meet for the British team, winning 200m IM gold with a British age group record on the day three.
And he brought the curtain down on his maiden European Junior campaign with another PB in the 400m IM, clocking 4:20.20 in the final.
While he had qualified fourth fastest for the final, the 17-year old was only narrowly denied a second gold.
Fresh from his SILVER medal-winning 400 IM, and still dripping wet…..Tom Dean! ??? #BritishSwimming#HiddenGemspic.twitter.com/Zzq0psjZMi
— Tim Jones (@swimtimswim) July 2, 2017
Hungary’s Balazs Hollo ultimately came through in the freestyle leg to take the touch in 4:19.55. Poland’s bronze medallist Marcel Wagrowski was a further second back on 4:21.63.
Taunton Deane swimmer Jacob Greenow was also in the 400m IM final on the last day in Israel.
The 18-year old set the second fastest time of his career to place sixth in 4:23.94.
Lily Boseley finishes sixth in 100m Back final
City of Sheffield’s Lily Boseley marked her first European Junior Championships with a sixth place in the 100m Backstroke.
The 15-year old had already picked up a medal in Netanya, swimming the opening leg for the bronze medal-winning mixed 4x100m Medley Relay 24 hours earlier.
And Boseley improved on her time from the relay final, clocking 1:01.86 – the second fastest time of her career behind her PB 1:01.66 from this year’s British Championships.
- Click here to see full results from the European Junior Championships 2017.
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