Thursday, April 27, 2017

Promising start for Scots in Sheffield

Top swimming action returned to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre yesterday for the start of the British Para-Swimming International Meet. The event is one of the largest open competitions for para-swimming and has attracted teams from all over the world.

On day one, University of Aberdeen Performance athlete, Conner Morrison (SB14), took gold in the MC 100m breaststroke event, with a time of 1:07.53 (947 points). Paralympic silver medallist, Scott Quin, SB14, (Warrender Baths) secured silver in 1:08.29 (916 points), while Wa Kit Choi (SB14, Hong Kong) swam to bronze in a time of 1:08.93, which scored 891 points.

Paralympian Stephen Clegg (S12) picked up bronze in the MC 100m freestyle. The University of Stirling athlete touched home in 54.08 (834 points), which was a new British Record.

Andrew Mullen (S5, City of Glasgow Swim Team) and Oliver Carter (S10, Carnegie) finished 19th and 21st respectively. Earlier in the day Oliver Carter broke the Scottish Record for the event, touching home in 59.13.

In other World Series finals, Toni Shaw (S9, University of Aberdeen Performance) finished 11th in the MC 100m freestyle in 1:07.30. Earlier in the day she had broken the Scottish Record for the event with a time of 1:06.54. Rosie Bancroft (S10, Manchester Aquatics) and Abby Kane (S13, Ren 96) were 16th and 21st overall for the event.

Reagan Doig (SB14, Stirling Swimming), finished 18th overall in the MC 100m breaststroke.

Full results can be found here

The link to live streaming can be found here