Day Four Highlight: Men’s 200m Breaststroke
Andrew Willis came out on top in one of the toughest races of the British Champs so far to take gold on the fourth night. In a stacked field in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke final, National Centre, Bath swimmer Willis clocked a remarkable time of 2:08.08, under the consideration time for this summer’s Olympics.
I wanted it, I knew I had to stick to my own plan, so I’m dead happy.
Following the incredible victory, an ecstatic Willis commented, “I don’t know what to think really. I wanted it, I knew I had to stick to my own plan, so I’m dead happy.” And on his rivals in the highly competitive final: “There were definitely a few up the front there so you just can’t take anything for granted.”
Day Five Highlights
Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Ben Proud all rose to the occasion to each claim gold in front of a packed crowd on the penultimate night in Glasgow.
Carlin claimed her third title of the Championships with victory in the 400m Freestyle in 4:04.33, while O’Connor added a second in the 200m Individual Medley. Plymouth Leander’s Proud won the 50m Freestyle, following a storming morning heat swim in which he surged ahead to clock a new British record time of 21.65.
All three athletes were delighted to post times under the tough consideration standards set by British Swimming for selection for Rio 2016.
Day Six Highlights
Double world champion James Guy tore up the field on the final night of the British Swimming Championships to claim his third title in Glasgow.
Guy led from start to take gold in the Men’s 200m Freestyle final, adding to his victories earlier in the week in the 400m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly.
Guy soared down the Tollcross pool, posting a time of 1:45.19 minutes, under the Olympic consideration time.
“I’m really happy with that. I felt some nerves but I wanted to do that swim and absolutely smash it to pieces,” said Guy. “But it’s just trials, the real deal is in the summer.”
“But it’s just trials, the real deal is in the summer.”
British Swimming are set to release their team selection for the Olympic Games this Thursday (21st April). Following some truly sensational swims in Glasgow this week, there's no doubt we have much to look forward to in Rio!