Goodburn on form for closing night bronze

26 Aug 2019

Archie Goodburn wraps up the FINA Junior World Swimming Championships action with bronze in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke

The Warrender Baths Club swimmer shaved two hundredths of a second off his lifetime best to top the rankings in the heats, before equalling his new marker of 27.83 in the final to add a World Junior bronze medal to the European Junior silver he achieved in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke earlier this year.

Teammate Kyle Booth also performed superbly throughout the event, surpassing his personal best in each round and making his second final of the week, finishing seventh overall.

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Archie Goodburn celebrates bronze in the Men's 50m Breaststroke

Following her silver and bronze medal earlier in the week, Kayla Van Der Merwe returned to action once again on the final day for the Women’s 200m Breaststroke. On this occasion the podium just evading her despite knocking over a second off her personal best, as she took fourth in a time of 2:25.27. Fellow British Junior Charlotte Rigg finished 26th in the event standings.

In the Men’s 200m Backstroke Charlie Brown set a new personal benchmark, dipping below two minutes for the first time to make the final, and finishing his championships strongly with another sub-two minute swim to rank fifth in the world.

Michealla Glenister completed her programme of events for the week in the Women’s 1500m Freestyle with a ninth placed finish and yet another lifetime best. The Leicester Sharks swimmer remarkably took 19.56 seconds from previous personal bests over her four events at the FINA Junior World Swimming Championships in addition to a bronze medal in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley.

Further members of the British team in action over the final two days of the championship included; William Bell (23rd) in the Mens 1500m Freestyle, Rachel Anderson (25th) and Honey Osrin (40th) in the Women’s 200m Freestyle, and Pia Murray (31st) in the Women’s 100m Butterfly.

Full results from the FINA Junior World Swimming Championship can be found here.