Sarah Vasey bagged Great Britain’s second gold medal in as many days with a 50m Breaststroke PB on the second day of the Japan Open at the Tatsumi International Pool in Tokyo.
The 18-year old Derventio Excel swimmer became just the fifth British swimmer in history to duck under 31 seconds for the 50m Breaststroke when she set a 0.32 second PB of 30.83 to win the heats.
Vasey then showed nerves of steel to land her first senior international title as she repeated her time of 30.83 from lane four in the final, finishing ahead of Suzuki Satomi’s Japanese record 30.97 effort for silver.
Also in the 50m Breaststroke, 16-year old Stockport Metro swimmer Katie Matts was 11th in 32.22 while Cardiff’s 18-year old Chloe Tutton was 13th in a PB 32.29.
City of Sheffield’s Max Litchfield was the only other British finalist on the night, finishing fifth in the 400m Individual Medley.
The 20-year old – who finished fourth at last year’s European Championships – set the third fastest time of his career in the final, touching in 4:18.66.
Litchfield also finished 11th in the 400m Freestyle heats in 3:54.70 while Jessica Fullalove and Ellena Jones were 17th in the 200m Backstroke and 400m Freestyle respectively.