Tuesday, September 10, 2019

British Record for Clegg while Lawlor makes World Championships debut

Stephen Clegg showed no fatigue after last night’s 100m Backstroke final, breaking the British Record for the S12 100m Butterfly (57.63) and qualifying fastest for tonight’s final.

The 23-year old who has recently started training at the National Performance Centre in Manchester, said of his performance:

“That was a solid heat swim and it was nice to get a PB. The last 15m hurt a lot more than I was hoping, but tonight I’ll take the first 50 a bit easier and have enough to come back strong. I feel I’ve more to come tonight.”

City of Glasgow Swim Team’s Louis Lawlor made his World Championships debut with a solid swim in the heats of the S14 100m backstroke. Showing few signs of big occasion nerves, Lawlor swam a solid race touching home in 1:01.57.

Afterwards Lawlor spoke of his race and said,

“Wow that was hard, exciting, but really hard. Being part of this team is a big surprise and a dream come true. My team mates are all brilliant and have been offering some great advice about staying focused and keeping positive. I can’t wait to do it all again later.”

Live results and the event schedule can be found here and you can catch all the action on Channel 4 here.