Tom Dean Completes 100/200 Freestyle Double As Edinburgh International Meet Concludes

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Tom Dean Completes 100/200 Freestyle Double As Edinburgh International Meet Concludes

Tom Dean completed the 100/200 freestyle double with victory over two lengths as the Edinburgh International Meet came to an end.

Dean had won a thrilling 200 free in which he is Olympic champion and returned for the shorter race, splitting 23.70/25.40 to win in 49.10.

Jacob Whittle was second in 49.86 with Sean Niewold rounding out the podium in 50.00.

Duncan Scott was fourth, matching his finish in the 200, in 50.45.

Hansson Dashes To Fly Title; Colbert Claims Hat-Trick Of Wins


Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Louise Hansson added the 50 fly to the 100 she won in Edinburgh on Saturday, leading the way in 25.94.

Roos Vanotterdijk was second in 26.25 with 200 winner Laura Stephens rounding out the podium in 26.77.

Freya Colbert made it a trio of wins while also showcasing her versatility.

The Loughborough swimmer – who came through the ranks of Becky Adlington‘s alma mater at Nova Centurion – had already won the 400 and 800m and on Sunday claimed the 200 back.

Colbert led for all but the first 50 as she came home in 2:11.55 ahead of Honey Osrin (2:12.13) and Sophie Shaw (2:14.01).

No Peaty In 50 Final; Bucher Rattles National Record

Adam Peaty – winner of the 100 breast on Saturday – didn’t contest the 50 final after clocking 28.09 for third in the semis.

In his absence, Bernhard Reitshammer stopped the clock in 27.57 ahead of Archie Goodburn (27.82) with James Wilby completing a full set of medals after 200 gold and 100 silver with bronze in 27.98.

Simon Bucher led the prelims of the 100 fly in 51.43 and returned later to go 51.20, splitting 24.15/27.05.

It was just 0.02 outside the Austrian record of 51.18 he set at last year’s World Championships and meant he secured a comprehensive win over James Guy (52.69) and Jacob Peters (52.81).

Busy Day For Wood As Shanahan & Hopkin Complete Doubles

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Anna Hopkin: Photo Courtesy: Georgie Ker, British Swimming

Abbie Wood was second in the 200br in 2:28.86 behind winner Lily Booker who clocked 2:27.01 with Ellie McCartney next home in 2:30.60.

She then returned for the 200IM – the final event of the Edinburgh meet – where she finished fifth as Katie Shanahan completed the medley double.

The Scot had already won the long medley and on Sunday she made her way from eighth after the fly through to first after the back.

It was a position she didn’t relinquish as she came home in 2:12.12 ahead of Ellen Walshe in 2:12.79.

Anna Hopkin – the Olympic mixed medley relay champion – added the 100 free to her 50 win in 54.10.

Catie Deloof (54.47) and Signe Bro (54.51) rounded out the podium.

Alisee Pisane won the 1500 free in 16:22.18, a Belgian record which qualified her for the Fukuoka worlds.

Williams Takes 200 Back; Auboeck Overhauls Wiffen

Brodie Williams led from start to finish to win the 200 back in 1:59.55 despite the fast-finishing David Gerchik who ate into the 0.76 deficit at the final turn to come home in 1:59.66.

Olympic bronze medallist Luke Greenbank was next home in 2:00.27.

Felix Auboeck pulled away from Daniel Wiffen on the penultimate length to claim the 400 free.

The pair had gone stroke-for-stroke with the Irishman leading until the 300m mark when the Austrian turned on the boosters to stop the clock at 3:49.12.

Wiffen added silver to the titles he’d won in the 800 and 1500 free in 3:50.81 with Luke Turley taking third in 3:52.65.



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