Sophie Hobbah started her 2014 National Age Groups in style with an awesome DOUBLE GOLD on the first day.
The City of Leeds swimmer was the star of the 11/12 Years Age Group winning the 200m IM in a PB of 2:23.28 then adding a second gold with another PB of 2:20.01 to win the 200m Backstroke.
And the 12-year old admitted she has her sights set on returning to the podium in a few more events this week.
“I knew I had a good chance today because I was going in first in the 200m IM and the 200 Back,” said Hobbah.
“That meant there was a bit of pressure as well because my coach was expecting me to get gold and I really wanted to as well.
“The finals were really good though – both were PBs and conversions from the heats so that’s great as well. I’m looking forward to the 100m Back and 400m IM now.”
Hillingdon’s Brodie Judge claimed the other girls’ title on the opening day, sailing past the minute mark for the first time to claim victory in the 100m Freestyle on 59.36.
The two boys’ titles went to Thomas Clare (teamipswich) and Luan Evert Grobbelaar (Baracudas RSA) with victories in the 100m Backstroke and 200m Breaststroke respectively.
- Sophie Hobbah (City of Leeds) - 200m Individual Medley – 2:23.28
- Thomas Clare (teamipswich) – 100m Backstroke – 1:03.45
- Brodie Judge (Hillingdon) – 100m Freestyle – 59.36
- Luan Evert Grobbelaar (Baracudas RSA) – 200m Breaststroke – 2:38.44
- Sophie Hobbah (City of Leeds) – 200m Backstroke – 2:20.01
SILVER MEDAL WINNERS
- Sophia Wilson (Guildford City) – 200m Individual Medley – 2:24.78
- Sean McNicholl (Hamilton UAE) – 100m Backstroke – 1:03.87
- Ciara Schlosshan (City of Leeds) – 100m Freestyle – 1:00.36
- Finnian Trehane (Bournemouth College) – 200m Breaststroke – 2:38.94
- Madeleine Dyer (City of Sheffield) – 200m Backstroke – 2:21.10
BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS
- Brodie Judge (Hillingdon) – 200m Individual Medley – 2:25.12
- Luan Evert Grobbelaar (Baracudas RSA) – 100m Backstroke – 1:04.04
- Maisie Macartney (Thanet Swim) – 100m Freestyle – 1:00.54
- James Pettener (City of Liverpool) – 200m Breaststroke – 2:41.40
- Lily Boseley (Nova Centurion) – 200m Backstroke – 2:22.43