Aquatics

Williams continues his hot form at British Summer Championships

DARTMOOR Darts’ Cameron Williams continued his sensational form at the British Summer Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Just a day after breaking the British age group record and winning gold in the 13/14 year-old boys’ 100m breaststroke event at Ponds Forge, he managed to do the same in the 50m competition.

However, this time the 14-year-old Devonport High School for Boys pupil managed to break the British age group record twice in one day.

In Wednesday morning’s heats, Williams clocked 30.27 seconds for the one-length race. That was one hundredth of a second inside Mount Kelly College’s Oliver Taverner’s previous national record.

But Williams went even quicker in the final, clocking a stunning time of 29.73 seconds, which was nearly a second faster than anyone else in the final.

There were also gold medals on the second day of the championships for Plymouth Leander’s Honey Osrin and James Hart.

Osrin took victory in the 15-year-old girls’ 100m backstroke event. She clocked 1:03.36 to win by nearly six tenths of a second.

Hart’s triumph came in the 13/14 year-old boys’ 200m butterfly. He clocked 2:08.18 to claim Leander’s third gold of the championships.

Great Britain international Laura Stephens had won one of those golds in the opening finals session on Tuesday.

She backed that up by winning two bronzes 24 hours later. Her first came in the women’s 100m backstroke with a 1:02.40 minute swim.  She then also took third in the women’s 50m butterfly with a time of 27.19 seconds.

There were also bronze medals for Mount Kelly swimmers Sam Dailley and Taverner.

Dailley made the podium in the 17/18 years’ 200m butterfly with a time of 2:02.33, while Taverner made up for the disappointment of losing his British record by picking up bronze in the 17/18 years’ 50 breaststroke with a 28.64 second swim.

Leander’s Tegan Drew and Lana Broekhoven just narrowly missed out on medals. Drew came fourth in the 17/18 years’ 100m backstroke, while Broekhoven finished in the same position in the 15-year-old girls’ 200m breaststroke.

Also reaching finals on the second night of the championships were Leander’s Freddy Clampett, Ra’eez Warle, Oriana Noel, Duru Tanir, Ben Fannon, Morgan Newman and Marcus Gardiner, Mount Kelly’s Bella Hodges, Niamh Robinson, Kaylee Dekker and Sandor Apponyl and Dartmooor Darts’ Hollie Steer.

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