SWIMMING: Leander’s Osrin makes her mark at Luxembourg Euro Meet

PLYMOUTH Leander’s highly-rated young swimmer Honey Osrin made her mark against some of the world’s top swimmers by medalling in two events at the Luxembourg Euro Meet.

Osrin, part of the Swim England squad that had travelled to the competition, took silver in the 200m backstroke and bronze in the 100m backstroke. She was also junior gold medallist in both events.

In the 200m final, she clocked 2:13.50 and was only beaten by Ukraine’s former world and European short course champion Daryna Zevina, who broke the meet record.

In the 100m event, Osrin clocked 1:02.84, with Zevina winning again followed by Germany’s former European champion Jenny Mensing.

Osrin’s Plymouth Leander’s team-mates Sophie Freeman and Nicole Ricci also picked up junior medals in Luxembourg.

Freeman, also part of the Swim England squad, won junior gold and reached the senior final of the women’s 200m butterfly. She clocked 2:14.62 in the preliminary round and then 2:16.33 in the final, where she took eighth, just one spot behind Hannah Miley.

Ricci took junior silver in both the 400m and 800m freestyle events with times of 4:21.90 and 8:55.27, respectively.

Also at the Luxembourg Euro Meet, Plymouth’s European and Commonwealth Games champion Ben Proud finished fourth in a stacked 50m freestyle final. The race was won by France’s former Olympic and world champion Florent Manaudou.

Meanwhile, Caradon Swimming Club picked up a number of medals in the 800m and 1,500m events at the opening rounds of the Cornwall County Championships.

Jackson Spry won open gold in the 1,500m event to become Cornwall county champion after taking silver in the 800m, while Evie Dawes claimed gold in the 12-year-old age group, Kate Mugleston won the 14-year old bronze medal and came fourth junior girl overall, while Edward Fox took fifth place in the open men’s final.

In the 800m, Samuel Steward took senior bronze behind Spry in second, while Paul Hatton (fifth) and Oliver Naylor (sixth) were also finalists. There was also an age group silver medal for Jack Taylor.

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