The British Gas GBR Para-Swimming team won four golds, five silvers and three bronze medals on the fifth day of the IPC Swimming European Championships.
Sascha Kindred completed his hat-trick of gold medals winning the S6 100m Freestyle in a new PB of 1:09.83, and added another medal coming third in the SB7 100m Backstroke (1:27.28).
Also completing her golden hat-trick was Susie Rodgers who claimed gold in the S7 100m Freestyle touching in a new PB of 1:12.06.
Andrew Mullen won his fourth medal, and third gold, of the competition as he swam to victory in the S5 200m Freestyle winning by just a second in a time of 2:47.61. Mullen said, “I have always been so close to the medals so I felt this was my time to get some titles under my belt.”
Also adding to GBR’s golden day was World Champion Amy Marren, winning her first European Championship gold in the SM9 200m Individual Medley, in a time of 2:35.10. “I am absolutely over the moon with my gold medal,” Marren said. “The time I wasn’t so happy with but it’s been a tough long season so I am just happy to come away with the same title I won at worlds.”
Steph Millward won the silver in 2:38.08 and Claire Cashmore finished in fourth place in 2:39.81.
Double European Champion Ellie Simmonds won silver in the S6 100m Freestyle after a close race which saw her finish in 1:14.49.
Tom Hamer won his first European medal taking silver in the S14 200m Free in a time of 2:00.36, ahead of Jack Thomas who touched in 2:02.42 for bronze. Craig Harris finished in sixth place in 2:05.80.
Matt Walker won silver in the S7 100m Freestyle after touching the wall in a time of 1:03.33, while Hannah Russell secured her fourth medal of the competition with silver in the S12 100m Butterfly (1:09.91).
The women’s S14 200m Freestyle saw two Brits reach the podium with Jessica-Jane Applegate and Chloe Davies winning silver and bronze. Applegate finished in 2:08.36 and Davies touched in 2:12.36.
Eleni Papadopoulos took her first medal at a European Championships with bronze in the SM10 200m Individual Medley. She touched in 2:36.89.