Jessica-Jane Applegate broke the S14 100m Butterfly world record on the penultimate night of the British Summer Championships 2017 in Sheffield.
The UEA Norwich swimmer claimed gold in the Women’s MC 100m Butterfly with a total of 1137 points and a new world leading time of 1:04.46. Applegate’s time eclipsed the time set by Bethany Firth in April and secured the consideration standard for the World Para-Swimming Championships.
Firth (S14, Newcastle) took silver with 1070 points after stopping the clock in 1:05.77 and bronze went to Louise Fiddes (S14, Hatfield) after her time of 1:08.16 secured 961 points.
Jordan Catchpole (S14, UEA Norwich) was victorious in the Men’s MC 100m Butterfly final as he took gold with 932 points after his time of 1:00.36. A total of 917 points and a World Champs consideration time of 58.49 saw Stephen Clegg (S12, University of Stirling) claim silver.
Tyler Ioannou (S14, Bracknell) completed the podium with 900 points after touching the wall in 1:01.08.
S5 swimmer Andrew Mullen (City of Glasgow) secured the World Championships consideration standard as he claimed gold in the Men’s MC 50m Backstroke with 893 points and a time of 36.29.
A dominant display from Eleanor Faulkner in the Women’s 400m Freestyle 19+ years final saw the City of Sheffield swimmer claim her third individual gold medal of the Summer Championships.
Faulkner touched the wall several body lengths ahead of silver medallist Kathryn Greenslade (Edinburgh University) and bronze medallist Ellena Jones (Swansea Aquatics) to complete the 100m, 200m and 400m Freestyle trifecta.
A strong final 50m by Jarvis Parkinson (London Aquatics) saw him secure the Men’s 200m Individual Medley 19+ years title in a new personal best time. Parkinson beat Xavier Mohammed (City of Cardiff) to the wall, with Loughborough University’s James Brown joining the pair on the podium.
Jacob Greenow (Taunton Deane) took the win and gold in the Men’s 200m IM 17/18 years final. Silver went to Wycombe District’s James McFadzen and bronze to Mount Kelly’s Ben Harrison.
In the Women’s 200m Individual Medley, Katie Matts (Stockport Metro) was back on the top step of the podium for the third time this week after securing the 19+ years title ahead of Beth Aitchison (Loughborough University) and Emily Jones (Edinburgh University).
Another swimmer to add to her gold medal haul on day five was Georgia Coates (City of Leeds) as she claimed her fourth title of the meet, winning the Women’s 200m IM 17/18 years final. City of Sheffield’s Amy Bell secured silver and Plymouth Leander’s Laura Stephens took bronze.
David Cumberlidge (Edinburgh University) delivered a dominant defence of his Men’s 50m Freestyle 19+ years title. Last year’s winner set the standard in the heats, before producing another dominant swim in the final.
In the Men’s 17/18 years final, Southport’s Lewis Burras edged ahead of the field as he took gold. Scott McLay (Perth City) finished second and Millfield’s Louis Baker rounded off the podium.
Lizzie Simmonds (Edinburgh University) added the Women’s 50m Backstroke 19+ years title to the 100m and 200m Backstroke titles she won earlier this week. Simmonds touched ahead of Loughborough University’s Emily Crane and City of Peterborough’s Mollie Allen who won silver and bronze respectively.
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