Aquatics

Leander’s Dunn wins second gold medal at World Para Swimming Championships

Reece Dunn (picture Georgie Kerr Photography / British Swimming)

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Reece Dunn won a second gold medal at the World Para-Swimming Championships in London on Thursday evening.

After breaking the world record to win the individual S14 200m freestyle final on Monday evening, Dunn produced a sensational final leg to bring Great Britain’s S14 mixed 4x100m relay squad home for gold.

Dunn made up nearly half-a-length on Russia to lift GB up from second place to first with a eye-catching swim.

The British quartet of Tom Hamer, Bethany Firth, Jessica Jane Applegate and Dunn not only won gold but smashed the world record with a time of 3:42.21. Russia took silver in 3:45.32, with Australia picking up the bronze in 3:51.60.

Dunn said afterwards: “I thought I’d love to do a good swim here and pull through for the team. We all went out with a positive attitude and it paid off.”

Applegate added: “I know Reece is an absolute animal and is a chaser. He loves to race. He’s been setting records this week, so we had great confidence in him bringing us home.”

Dunn will now turn his attentions to the 200m IM and 100m butterfly, which take place this weekend.

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