Aquatics

Freeman and Osrin win medals for Great Britain at Ontario International

PLYMOUTH Leander swimmers Sophie Freeman and Honey Osrin both won medals for Great Britain at the Ontario Junior International in Canada at the weekend.

Freeman returned with a medal of every colour. The 15-year-old took silver in the 100m butterfly in 59.73 seconds and then backed that up by winning bronze in the 200m butterfly event. On the final day of the meet she helped Great Britain to gold in the 400m medley relay. Freeman also reached the A 200m freestyle final and came fourth in the B 200m IM.

Osrin took silver in the 200m backstroke on Sunday with a 2:08.69 swim. She had just missed out on a medal in the 100m backstroke by finishing fourth in 1:00.59. She did win the B 200m freestyle final (1:59.85) and came second in the B 50m backstroke final, while reaching the A 50m freestyle final, where she clocked 26.06 seconds.

Meanwhile, Leander team-mate Tom Beeley was a senior medallist at the Scottish National Short Course Championships.

Beeley, who is studying at the University of Plymouth, bagged silver in the men’s 200m butterfly final with a 1:56.91 swim. He was only beaten by Commonwealth Games medallist Mark Szaranek.

Beeley also came fourth in the 100m butterfly (53.22) and fifth in the 50m butterfly (24.61).

Mount Kelly took a team of promising youngsters to the event in Scotland.

Amelia Riggott won the 50m breaststroke B final with a 32.76 swim, while team-mate Stefan Losip reached the B 50m backstroke final, where he came sixth in 23.81, and Lucinda Andrews reached the women’s 100m IM B final, taking seventh in 1:97.60.

Mount Kelly enjoyed a good weekend as they won the Western final of the National Arena Swimming League.

Last year’s national B winners stormed to victory with a total of 313 points, beating big rivals Millfield (270) and Plymouth Leander (256), who finished second and third at the event.

Mount Kelly will now be looking for success at the national finals day, which will be held at the start of March in Cardiff.

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