Jay Lelliot Takes Gold At World University Games

Photo Courtesy: Gwangju Summer Universiade Organizing Committee

FINIS-sponsored swimmer Jay Lelliott finds himself on top of the podium at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

The 20-year-old, British-based distance freestyle specialist took to the water in the men’s 400m freestyle just 24 hours after picking up a silver medal and new English National Record in the 800m freestyle. This time, though, Jay went one better, taking the gold medal after a well-fought race with Australian Jack Mcloughlin.

The race came right down to the wire, with only 0.04 separating the two, but it was Lelliott who managed to get his hand onto the wall first. Lelliott, coached by Mark Skimming at Bath University, also cracked the World Top 10 on his way to the gold medal, with a winning time of 3.48.84.

“Jay is a fantastic talent and has proved it with such positive performances out in Gwangju. The World University Games always plays host to fast swimming and it’s great to see Jay’s hard work paying off. There is no doubt Jay can be amongst the medals again in the 1500m freestyle” –Grant Turner, FINIS European Marketing Coordinator and former Olympian

Jay will be back in action later in the week, where he will be looking to repeat his success in the 1500m freestyle.

You can follow Jay on Twitter @Mrlelliott53 ,or at FINIS, Inc.

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Author: Maureen Rankin

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Maureen Rankin is a All-American swimmer from the Multnomah Athletic Club and swam at the University of Arizona. She was a member of USA Swimming Junior National Team and a former Coach for the Phoenix Swim Club. She is a USMS Member and serves as Age Group Chair for Arizona Swimming.

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