Atletas britânicos conquistam mais oito medalhas no terceiro dia do Campeonato Europeu Paralímpico de Natação de 2018

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Os atletas britânicos conquistaram mais oito medalhas no terceiro dia do Campeonato Europeu de Natação de 2018, incluindo três medalhas de ouro, além de um recorde mundial para Maisie Summers-Newton.


Summers-Newton retornou à piscina para seu segundo evento em Dublin 2018 para reivindicar seu segundo título europeu da semana e quebrar seu próprio recorde mundial. “Eu não esperava vir aqui e quebrar 2 recordes mundiais. É incrível e estou muito feliz ”, disse Summers-Newton. “Quando comecei a nadar, só queria auxiliar o time e tornar um sonho chegar aos Jogos Paraolímpicos. Esse sonho ainda pode vir, mas apenas representar a Grã-Bretanha aqui é incrível”.

Companheira de equipe e campeã paraolímpica Eleanor Simmonds fez uma dobradinha britânica quando conquistou a prata em 1:41.56. A dupla de GB foi acompanhada no pódio por Viktoriia Savtsova da Ucrânia.
As nadadoras do S14 Bethany Firth e Jessica-Jane garantiram outra dobradinha britânica em Dublin, já que levaram ouro e prata, respectivamente, nos 100m costas feminino.
“A equipe está indo muito bem, é uma ótima atmosfera”, disse Firth depois de receber suas medalhas. As duas atletas colocaram os melhores tempos da temporada, 1: 04.23 para a Firth e 1: 07.38 para o Applegate. As britânicas foram no pódio acompanhadas por Eva Tejeda Coronado da Espanha, com o bronze.


Hannah Russel no feminino S12 50m nado livre empatou com a alemã Elena Krawzow no primeiro lugar com um tempo de 27,94. “Estou feliz com essa prova, é um pouco estranho ter duas medalhas de ouro, mas é bom dividir o pódio com outra pessoa. Eu não tinha ideia de quão perto estávamos até que a prova acabou”, disse Russell. Russel e Krawzow dividiram o pódio em Dublin 2018 com Alessia Berra, da Itália, que colecionou o bronze.

Jordan Catchpole conquistou sua segunda medalha de prata no Campeonato Europeu de 2018 no S14 100m costas masculino e volta para casa em um novo recorde britânico de 1: 01.71.

Catchpole perdeu a medalha de ouro para Marc Evers, e o bronze foi para Vasyl Krainyk da Ucrânia.
Megan Richter, desta vez foi bronze na final do SB7 100m peito. Ela garantiu seu pódio e o seu melhor tempo pessoal de 1:42.86. O ouro europeu de 2018 foi para a Oksana Khrul, da Ucrânia, e a prata retorna para a República Tcheca com Vendula Duskova. Richter terminou em quarto S8 50m livre e apenas perdeu por pouco uma medalha. Ela também melhorou seu tempo nas eliminatórias para reduzir o tempo de sua temporada para 33,18.
Toni Shaw que representou a Escócia nos Jogos da Commonwealth no início de 2018, continuou a demonstrar boa forma em um ano de sucesso quando foi à final do feminino S9 100m borboleta. Shaw conquistou a medalha de bronze na última prova do dia três com um melhor nado pessoal de 1: 09.18. O título europeu feminino do S9 100m borboleta foi para a espanhola Sarai Gascon e prata para Nuria Marques Soto, também da Espanha.


Zara Mullooly finalmente teve a chance de fazer sua estreia internacional sênior para a Grã-Bretanha na final do 400 m nado livre feminino S10. Mullooly fez um tempo de 4:42.62, e ficou em quarto lugar no final da prova.
A final do masculino S12 50m livre viu Stephen Clegg baixar o recorde britânico pela segunda vez em um dia, ele fez um tempo de 24.79 e terminou como quinto homem mais rápido da Europa.
Tully Kearney foi para a final do nado peito feminino SB4 100m. Kearney terminou em quinto no geral em um tempo de 2:30.49.
Clique aqui (https://www.paralympic.org/dublin-2018/results/info-live-results/SWDU18/index.html)para ver os resultados completos a partir do terceiro dia do Campeonato da Europa All Swimming Allianz 2018.

Daniel McDermott, Marketing and PR Officer
British Swimming

Trio of Gold for GBR on day three

British athletes collected eight more medals on the third day of the European Para Swimming Championships 2018 including three golds, plus a World record for Maisie Summers-Newton.
Summers-Newton returned to the pool for her second event of Dublin 2018 and did not disappoint as she darted to the wall to claim her second European title of the week and smashed her own World record in the process, her winning time was 1:33.63.
“It’s not sunk in yet. I didn’t expect to come here and break 2 World records. It’s amazing and I’m so happy,” said Summers-Newton.
“When I first started swimming I just wanted to make the team, and it’s become a dream to get to a Paralympics. That dream could still come, but just to represent Great Britain here is amazing.”
Teammate and Paralympic Champion Eleanor Simmonds made it a British one-two as she touched for silver in 1:41.56.
The GB duo were accompanied on the podium by Viktoriia Savtsova of Ukraine.
S14 swimmers Bethany Firth and Jessica-Jane secured another British one-two finish in Dublin, as they took gold and silver respectively in the Women’s 100m Backstroke.
Firth was in control of the race from the starters signal but then turned on the after burners for the final lap and sprinted after from the field to claim gold and the continental title more than three seconds ahead of second place Applegate.
“This season has been a mixture of ups and downs, so to get close to my world record, I’m so happy.
“The team is doing amazingly well and we’re cheering each other on, it’s a great atmosphere,” said Firth after collecting her medals
Both athletes posted season’s best swims, 1:04.23 for Firth and 1:07.38 for Applegate. The British pair were joined on the podium by Eva Tejeda Coronado of Spain, she settled for bronze.
Hannah Russel lined up for GBR in Women’s S12 50m Freestyle splash and dash final, she tied with Germany’s Elena Krawzow for the 2018 European title and gold in a time of 27.94.
“I’m happy with that swim overall, it’s a little bit weird having two gold medallists, but it’s nice to share the podium with someone else. I had no idea how close we were until the race was over,” said Russell.
Russel and Krawzow shared the Dublin 2018 podium with Alessia Berra of Italy who collected bronze.
Jordan Catchpole collected his second silver medal of the 2018 European Championships in the Men’s S14 100m Backstroke and touched home in a new British record time of 1:01.71.
Catchpole was edged out of gold medal position by Marc Evers who eventually topped the podium in Dublin and bronze went to Vasyl Krainyk of Ukraine.
It was a second European Championship medal for Megan Richter, this time it was bronze in the SB7 100m Breaststroke final. She secured her podium finish in a big new personal best time of 1:42.86.
The 2018 European gold went to Ukraine’s Oksana Khrul and silver returns to the Czech Republic with Vendula Duskova.
Earlier in the night Richter lined up for the Women’s S8 50m Freestyle where she finished fourth and only narrowly missed out on a medal. She also improved her time from the heats to lower her season’s best to 33.18.
Aberdeen-based, Toni Shaw, who represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games earlier in 2018, continued to demonstrate great form in what is a breakout year for her as she went in the Women’s S9 100m Butterfly final.
Shaw claimed the bronze medal in the very final race of day three’s schedule with a personal best swim of 1:09.18.
The Women’s S9 100m Butterfly European title went to Spain’s Sarai Gascon and silver to Nuria Marques Soto also of Spain.
Zara Mullooly finally got chance to make her senior international debut for Great Britain as she went in the Women’s S10 400m Freestyle final.
Mullooly touched in a time of 4:42.62, a huge new lifetime best swim and placed fourth at the completion of the race.
The Men’s S12 50m Freestyle final saw Stephen Clegg lower the British record for a second time in one day, he posted a time of 24.79 and finished the fifth fastest man in Europe.
Tully Kearney was the first British athlete to take to the water during day three finals, she went in the final of the Women’s SB4 100m Breaststroke final. Kearney finished fifth overall in a time of 2:30.49.
Click here (https://www.paralympic.org/dublin-2018/results/info-live-results/SWDU18/index.html)to view the full results from day three of the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships 2018.

Daniel McDermott, Marketing and PR Officer
British Swimming