Monday, April 25, 2016

Mullen wins Gold and secures a second event for Rio

"Glasgow is a special place for me and its lovely to race in front of family and friends.” Andy Mullen

Day 3 of the British Para Swimming International Meet at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, and local lad, Andrew Mullen, delighted the crown by securing his second Rio qualification time, this time for the 50m butterfly (S5).

Mullen (Ren 96), who won bronze in this event at last year’s IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, improved on his heat time by three seconds touching home in 36.60 inside the Rio standard of 36.74. After the race he said,

“I’m pretty happy with that, I would have liked to have gone quicker but it’s only just off my PB and inside the qualifying time for Rio so I’m pleased.”

His time and points total of 800 also secured him the Gold medal for the event, to which he commented,

“It’s always good to pick up Gold medals when racing alongside a field of legends like Sascha (Kindred) and Jose (Afonso Dominguez). Glasgow is a special place for me and its lovely to race in front of family and friends.”

James Clegg (Edinburgh University) made a welcome return to competition picking up Gold in the MC 100m butterfly coming home in 1:00.35/835 points (S12).

Other Scottish swimmers competing tonight were:

Toni Shaw (COAST) – S10 MC 100m Butterfly: 1:14.62 (623 points)

Jon Law (Helensburgh) – S13 MC 100m Butterfly: 1:07.92 (515 points)

Full results from the meet can be found here:

https://www.swimmingresults.org.uk/disability/results/2016/bpsim16/index.php

The event schedule can be found here:

https://www.britishswimming.org/documents/190/BPSIM_2016_Schedule.pdf

 

Both heats and finals are being live streamed. Follow all the action here:

https://www.britishswimming.org/browse-sport/para-swimming/watch-british-para-swimming-international-meet-live/

The British Para-Swimming International Meet is taking place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre from 23rd to 27th April.

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