Aquatics

More medals for Plymouth Leander swimmers at Edinburgh International Meet

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Tom Beeley and Laura Stephens won medals on the second day of the Edinburgh International Meet on Saturday.

Stephens had triumphed in the 200m butterfly on Friday night in a new lifetime best and she added to that medal by picking up bronze in the 100m butterfly.

The University of Plymouth student, who has her eyes set on making the Olympic team, clocked 59.38 seconds for the two length race. She was only beaten by Loughborough swimmers Harriet West and Charlotte Atkinson, who was previously at Plymouth.

Beeley won silver in the men’s 200m butterfly with a 2:00.10 swim. Gold went to Great Britain Olympic and World Championship star James Guy.

In the same final, Leander’s James Hart finished fourth and won the junior title with a time of 2:04.48.

Adam Chillingworth, who had finished fourth in the men’s 200m breaststroke final on Friday evening, came eighth in a stacked 100m final 24 hours later. World record holder James Peaty won, with GB team-mates James Wilby and Ross Murdoch taking silver and bronze.

Lana Broekhoven reached the women’s 400m IM, where she came sixth, which was the same position team-mate Ivo Straub achieved in the men’s 50m freestyle. Reid Jones was first junior in the one-length freestyle.

In the women’s 200m freestyle, Leander’s Honey Osrin was second junior, with Greta Kolbeck third.

The meeting in the Scottish capital continues on Sunday.

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