Van der Merwe claims breaststroke gold in Luxembourg

27 Jan 2020

Kayla van der Merwe was one of three British swimmers to claim gold medals at the opening LEN Swimming Cup event in Luxembourg over the weekend. 

The Winchester City Penguins athlete - who made her senior international debut at December's European Short Course Championships - was involved in a thrilling 100m Breaststroke final at the Centre National Sportif et Culturel d'Coque on Sunday, tying with Danish swimmer Matilde Schroder to share victory. 

That followed up a silver-medal performance for van der Merwe in the 200m Breaststroke - and the 50m Breaststroke event also brought success for a British competitor, as Imogen Clark secured the win. 

Georgia Davies pipped Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom to the wall to win the Women's 50m Backstroke gold in another thrilling showpiece. 

Daniel Jervis reached the podium in each of his three distance Freestyle contests. The City of Swansea man took silver in the Men's 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle finals across the weekend, coming within half-a-second of gold in the 400m. 

There was also silver for Hannah Miley in the Women's 400m Individual Medley, with Michaella Glenister finishing third for bronze. Glenister then went on to secure 1500m Freestyle silver on the following day's competition, Leah Crisp placing behind her for the bronze in that event, a result she also achieved in the 800m category.  

Ciara Schlossan (City of Leeds) and Alys Thomas (Swim Swansea) also made it silver and bronze respectively, in the Women's 200m Butterfly.

Among the other podium placings for British athletes, Brodie Williams (Millfield) earned bronzes in both the Men's 100m and 200m Backstroke, Matthew Richards (Royal Wolverhampton) took Men's 200m Freestyle silver, Honey Osrin was a silver medallist in the Women's 200m Backstroke and finished third in the 100m event, and Jacob Greenow claimed Men's 400m Individual Medley bronze.

For a full list of results from the EuroMeet in Luxembourg, click HERE.