Thursday, July 3, 2014

World and European Records from Joyce in Russia

North Ayrshire’s Danii Joyce returned home from the European Deaf Swimming Championships with two gold, four silver and three bronze medals. Not only that, on her way to gold in the 200m backstroke the 18 year old broke the World Record in the event, posting a time of 2:25.38.

She also broke the European Championship Record in the 50m backstroke final, winning gold in 31.53. Her other medal events were silver medals in the 100m backstroke (GB record – 1:06.95), 100m freestyle (GB record – 59.83), 400m IM (GB record – 5:19.40), 200m freestyle (Scottish record – 2:12.23); and bronze medals in 200m IM (Scottish record – 2:29.48), 50m freestyle (GB record – 27.46) and 4x100m freestyle, in which Lucy Walkup (Carnegie) also competed.

17 year old Walkup competed in eight individual events, making five finals. Voicing her frustration in coming fourth in no less than five finals, including two relays, she said,

“I didn’t realise how frustrating it is being 4th, the next time I will be on the podium!”

Full results from the meet can be found at

For more information on the athletes, click here: