Thursday, July 16, 2015

Brilliant Butterfly Bronze for Mullen

“It was a great race and only 0.2 seconds off my best so I can't really complain with that." Andrew Mullen

Glasgow-born Andrew Mullen continued to impress in front of his home crowd as he claimed his third medal from three events on day four of the IPC Swimming World Championships from Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow.

 The 18-year old European champion lined up in the final of the S5 50m Butterfly and touched home in 37.14 behind Brazil’s Daniel Dias (35.51) and USA’s Roy Perkins (35.67), the winners of the 2012 and 2008 Paralympic titles respectively.

Mullen said of his bronze medal,

“It was a great race and only 0.2 seconds off my best so I can't really complain with that.

“I haven't really swum much fly at all this year so to come in and swim close to my personal best is great.

"I have a lot of speed and my underwater is very fast. That is something I've been working on and hopefully I can use that again on the 50m Free and the 100m Free."

The IPC Swimming World Championships are taking place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow from 13-19 July.

Full results from the event can be found here: http://www.paralympic.org/glasgow-2015/schedule-results

Full details of all the GBR swimmers competing can be found at British Swimming: http://www.swimming.org/britishswimming/

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