“It truly is fantastic to have the 100m Freestyle at the begin of the competitors. I’ve acquired the 100m Backstroke tomorrow, which is classed as my major party, so I am on the lookout forward to seeing how I perform in that – then I have a relaxation day and then the 50m Freestyle, which is an party I am pretty considerably wanting ahead to. I have with any luck , got the Commonwealth Games this summer time, and it is really the to start with time a visually impaired party has been included. To with any luck , get that opportunity would be absolutely excellent – I’ve competed at Paralympics, Entire world Championships, Europeans – there is certainly just one particular missing.”
Shaw – who is back again at her hometown pool in the Aberdeen Sports activities Village – extra to that 100m Freestyle bronze with a fifth-positioned finish in the 200m Person Medley. So how does the S9 athlete mirror on the first day of this important meet?
“I’m very content with my swims now and with any luck , they’ll get faster as the 12 months goes on. But for the to start with significant level of competition of the yr, I’m content with my performances there,” mentioned Toni.
“Owning two large global satisfies this calendar year is genuinely fascinating. We all educate to race so having two huge possibilities to race is wonderful and naturally the Commonwealth Games is additional exclusive as I get to race for Scotland.”
The Men’s 200m Person Medley title was gained by Iceland’s Robert Isak Jonsson on 817 factors, just ahead of a occupied Louis Lawlor. The S14 Town of Glasgow gentleman claimed his next Entire world Sequence medal of the night time by subsequent up the 100m Freestyle bronze with silver in this occasion, thanks to a tally of 790 details.
The finals had been rounded out by the 150m Personal Medley races – and the men’s contest presented a fittingly near finale to the working day, as Derwentside ASC’s Lyndon Longhorne obtained the better of Paralympic legend Javier Torres and fellow S4 swimmer Javier Torres in a dash end down the freestyle leg.
Longhorne took the Planet Collection earn with 526 details, Torres professing 522 details and Harvey Phillips rounding items out, the youngster from Louth Dolphins gaining useful race expertise in opposition to the pair ahead of him.
Among other standouts from Thursday’s action was Amber Haycock of Rushden ASC, who secured the British junior golds in both the Women’s 100m Freestyle and 200m Particular person Medleys.
One more youngster, 17-yr-old Ellie Challis, laid down her marker as early as she could by breaking her personal British S3 100m Freestyle record in the day’s extremely very first warmth.
Challis – who was Paralympics GB’s youngest medallist in Tokyo very last summer – clocked 1:49.52 to knock extra than 3 seconds off her personal very best. That time is within the Environment Championship collection time.
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