Murdoch Claims Breaststroke Clean Sweep With 200m Gold As The Scottish SC Come To An End

Ross Murdoch

Ross Murdoch and Kara Hanlon both completed a clean sweep of the breaststroke events on the final night of the Scottish National Short-Course Championships in Edinburgh.

Murdoch, the 2014 Commonwealth champion, won the 200m in 2mins 03.71secs ahead of University of Stirling team-mate and two-time Olympian Craig Benson to add to the 50m and 100m breaststroke crowns he had already claimed.

It has been a successful campaign for Murdoch who set new Scottish records en-route to gold in the 50m and 100m.

Not to be outdone, Hanlon won the 100m in 1:07.02 to round out a trio of victories ahead of Edinburgh University team-mate Katie Robertson with Chloe Tutton of Bath National Centre third.

Hanlon wasn’t done though as she returned to the water to take the 100IM gold in 1:03.23 following a strong second half to the race.

Mark Szaranek also rounded off a golden week with another trip to the top step of the podium after he added the 200IM crown to his 400IM and 200m butterfly titles in 1:53.54, ahead of Tom Dean (1:54.32) of Bath National Centre.


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Freya Anderson added the 200m freestyle to her 100m gold in 1:54.08 as fellow 18-year-old Emily Large enjoyed an emphatic win in the 200 fly in 2:05.45.

Craig McNally added the 100m backstroke to his 200m crown in 51.50, Calum Jarvis led the 100m butterfly from start to finish to win a commanding gold in 52.38 and Calum Bain won the 50 free in 21.78

Danielle Huskisson added the 1500 free title in 16:08.01 and Kathleen Dawson claimed her second backstroke title in as many days when she took the 50 in 27.08.

Full results from all heats and finals can be found on the Swim Scotland website: