British Championships, Day 4 Heats: Hopkin, Colbert, Peters And Wilby All Progress

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Anna Hopkin: Photo : Courtesy: Georgie Kerr, British Swimming

British Championships, Day 4 Heats: Hopkin, Colbert, Peters And Wilby All Progress

Day four of the British Championships arrived the morning after Dan Jervis and Laura Stephens added their names to the team for the Fukuoka worlds.

It brought to three the number of swimmers who have made the automatic cut with the pair joining Freya Colbert on the plane to the World Championships.

Anna Hopkin, Lewis Burras, Duncan Scott, Matt Richards and Emily Large posted consideration times on Thursday to join Katie Shanahan and Freya Anderson.

British Swimming announced on Friday morning an amendment to the selection policy removing the cap of eight swimmers who could be selected on a discretionary basis meaning they can pick as many as they want up to the team size limit.

Women’s 200m Backstroke: Qualification Time, 2:07.29; Consideration Time, 2:08.07; British Record, 2:06.66

The meet has already proven a success for Colbert with wins in the 400IM and 800 free.

The 19-year-old led the way in the 200 back in 2:11.31 with Shanahan posting the second swiftest time of 2:11.58.

The pair had a thrilling duel in the long medley which evoked memories of Hannah Miley and Aimee Willmott.

Evie Dilley was third through in 2:13.79.

Men’s 100m Butterfly: QT, 50.88; CT, 51.56; British Record, 50.67

Five-time Olympic medallist James Guy made his first appearance of the meet and was third through in 52.34.

Jacob Peters led the field in 51.68 with Lewis Fraser also inside 52 in 51.99.

Women’s 100m freestyle: QT, 52.98; CT, 53.55; British Record, 52.75

Hopkin returned after winning the 50 free on Thursday night to book lane four for the two-length final.

The Loughborough Performance Centre swimmer went 54.29 ahead of Freya Anderson (54.63), Lucy Hope (54.90) and Abbie Wood (55.09).

Eva Okaro, the 16-year-old for whom there is much promise, missed out by 0.05.

Men’s 200m Breaststroke: QT, 2:08.11; CT, 2:08.55; British Record, 2:07.30

James Wilby heads the field as he looks to add to his 100 title and book a place on the team.

The 29-year-old, who won the European title in Rome last year, was comfortably fastest through in 2:12.70 ahead of George Smith (2:14.22) and Greg Butler (2:15.00).





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