Monday, June 04, 2018

British Para-Swimming International Meet Round-Up

The British Para-Swimming International Meet 2018, which doubled up as the fifth and penultimate leg of the World Para Swimming 2018 World Series, took place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield from 31st May to 3rd June.

With 30 nations represented, some of the best para swimmers from around the Globe were in action, and the competition was fierce. Scottish athlete highlights included:

Day 1 – Toni Shaw (S9) took the Junior title in the MC 100m Para World Series Freestyle with a time of 1:04.40 (846 points), just 0.2 off her personal best, while in the Men’s event, Stephen Clegg (S12) was the best placed Brit finishing 6th in 54.62 (809 points). Oliver Carter (S10) finished in 58.78 for 648 points).

In the National Championships event, Jon Law S13 (University of Stirling) won silver in 59.80.

Scott Quin (SB14) and Conner Morrison (SB14) won silver and bronze respectively in the MC 100m breaststroke Para World Series final. They were beaten by multi-Paralympic champion Nelson Crispin (SB6) of Colombia. Jack Milne (SB14) finished in 12th.

In the National Championships event, Gavin Roberts (SB14) of City of Glasgow Swim Team, won gold in 1:11.84 while Lewis Beagrie of Hamilton (SB9) was 6th.

Day 2 – Stephen Clegg (S12) was the highest placed Brit in the MC 50m Para World Series Freestyle event, finishing 12th in 25.13 for 765 points, while Andrew Mullen (S5) finished in a time of 36.42 for 674 points.

In the National Championships MC 50m freestyle event, Jon Law S13 (University of Stirling) won gold in 27.19, while Kyle Hughes of Motherwell (S9) was fourth in 29.79.

In the 200m IM Para World Series final, Conner Morrison (SM14) finished 10th and Scott Quin (SM14) in 11th, while Jack Milne (SM14) finished joint 13th.

In the women’s 200m IM Para World Series event, Toni Shaw (SM9) took the junior title in a new personal best time of 2:37.88, while Abby Kane (SM13) finished in 2:40.52.

In the National Championships MC 200 IM event Louis Lawlor (SM14) from City of Glasgow Swim Team finished 4th in 2:28.51.

Day 3 – Andrew Mullen (S5) picked up his first medal of the Para World Series meet, taking bronze in the MC 50m Butterfly in a time of 38.07 for 711 points. Colombia did a 1-2 with Carlos Serrano Zarate (S7) winning gold and Nelson Crispin winning silver.

Abby Kane (S13) took the junior title in the MC 100m Para World Series backstroke event with a time of 1:11.36, while in the men’s event Jack Milne (S14) finished in 1:10.36.

Toni Shaw (S9) was again the top junior athlete in the MC 100m Butterfly Para World Series posting another personal best time of 1:09.73, while in the men’s event Stephen Clegg (S12) was the highest ranked British athlete, finishing 4th in 58.94. Jack Milne (S14) finished in 1:04.05 for 18th place.

In the National Championships MC 100m Butterfly Jon Law (S13) of University of Stirling finished 10th overall in 1:06.75.

Day 4 – Andrew Mullen (S5) won silver in the MC 50m Para World Series Backstroke final. His time of 37.01 was within the European Championships qualifying standard. He was beaten into 2nd by close friend and rival Daniel Dias (S5) of Brazil who took the title in 35.98, while Zsolt Vereckkei (S5) of Hungary won bronze.

In the MC 200m Para World Series Freestyle event Conner Morrison (S14) and Jack Milne (S14) finished in 16th and 17th place respectively.

In the National Championships MC 200m Freestyle Louis Lawlor (S14) of City of Glasgow Swim Team secured bronze in 2:07.88, while team-mate Gavin Roberts finished 7th overall.

In the MC 400m Para World Series Freestyle final, Rosie Bankcroft (S10) and Toni Shaw (S9) finished in 11th and 13th respectively, while in the men’s event Oliver Carter (S10) finished in 21st place overall.

In the National Championships MC 400m Freestyle final, Adam Donnachie of East Kilbride was 6th overall.

For full results from the British Para Swimming International Meet 2018 please click HERE

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