Kearney goes quick on final morning at BPSIM

11 Apr 2021

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On her 24th birthday, Tully Kearney came close to her own British S5 record as the Women’s MC 50m Freestyle kicked off the final morning of heats.

Kearney touched in 36.62 to notch an impressive 940 World Series points, qualifying second overall for the evening’s finals behind S4 Jonne Moleman (942) of the Netherlands. Hannah Russell (S12) was third on 844 as she continues a strong few days in Sheffield.

Derwentside’s Lyndon Longhorne has been in record-breaking mood all weekend – and he again set a new British best for S4 athletes with a time of 45.26 in the Men's MC 50m Freestyle heats, going under the mark set back in 1999 by Paul Johnston.

Louise Fiddes – a World Series winner earlier in the week in the Women’s MC 100m Breaststroke – looked to be in promising form again to finish top of qualifying in the MC 100m Butterfly heat. Fiddes was narrowly outside the S14 Paralympic consideration mark, clocking a 1:07.79 to earn 828 points, a performance that bodes well for her chances of going under the requirement time later in the day. Toni Shaw (S9 – 704 points) also swam well, while S13 Katie Crowhurst earned 497 points.

There were two Brits under their respective Tokyo consideration times in the final heats event of the meet, the Men’s MC 100m Butterfly.

S12 man Stephen Clegg led the way, putting together a brilliant swim from blocks to wall to finish in 57.42, worth 970 points and taking him more than a second inside his Paralympic requirement time.

The in-form Reece Dunn also met another time for his S14 classification with a 57.80 for 836 points, ahead of what should be another eye-catching showdown in tonight’s finale. 


Women's MC 50m Freestyle

Men's MC 50m Freestyle

Women's MC 100m Butterfly 

Men's MC 100m Butterfly 


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Stephen Clegg BPSIM 2021
Stephen Clegg swam under the S12 consideration time in the Men's 100m Butterfly