Aquatics

Stephens ends Edinburgh Meet on a high with another gold medal and PB

PLYMOUTH swimmer Laura Stephens ended a highly-impressive weekend at the Edinburgh International Meet by winning a second gold medal and achieving another personal best.

Olympic hopeful Stephens had already won the 200m butterfly in a new lifetime best time on Friday night before winning bronze in the 100m event on Saturday.

She made it three medals in three days by taking the 50m butterfly title on Sunday evening in a time of 26.82 seconds.

That was quicker than she had ever swum before and she was the only competitor to go under 27 seconds on the night. Second place went to former Plymouth swimmer Charlotte Atkinson, who is now at Loughborough.

There was also a medal for young Leander swimmer Honey Osrin on Sunday.

Osrin took overall silver and junior gold in the 200m backstroke in 2:13.20. The Great Britain junior international was only beaten by University of Stirling’s Kathleen Dawson.

There was a junior silver and a fifth place finish overall for Lana Broekhoven in the 200m IM with a 2:20.87 swim.

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