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Swimming - 06. March 2011.

Adlington wins gold at the British Gas Swimming Championships

Adlington Wins  400m Gold

British Gas Swimming Championships

Manchester Aquatics Centre

Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington added the British Women’s Open 400m Freestyle Championship title to list of honours on the opening day of the British Gas Swimming Championships in Manchester.

Rebecca Adlington looked in fine form as she went into the lead from the start of the race, the first 100m was swam in 59-67, her smooth action took her into a full body length lead by the 200m mark with a time of 2-01-77 Stockport’s Keri Anne Payne was pushing hard in second place at the midway stage of the race.

Adlington went 3 lengths clear with a time of 3 02 88 for the 300m, the last 100m she was pushed all the way by Jazmin Carlin to finish the race and win the British gold in the time of 4 02 84.

Stockport’s Keri Anne Payne finishing the race third in her fastest time of 4 07 51

Post Race Quotes
Rebecca Adlington

'I worked as hard as I could on the last straight to keep in front of Jazmin and Keri as they are so strong on the back end and I thought they are going to chase me down, I was so pleased with the time I could not have asked for anything more., really enjoy racing the 400m and now everyone expects me to do the 800m as well but that is a totally different race'.

Keri Anne Payne
'Finishing in third place and clocking a  personal best time is amazing and to finish under 4- 10 in what is not my main event feels great, we all tried to get as close to Rebecca as possible and to come third behind the two fastest times in the world so far this year feels really good'.

400m Final Result
Gold  Rebecca Adlington  4-02-84
Silver Jazmin Carlin         4- 05-51
Bronze  Keri Anne Payne 4-07-93

To listen to the interviews with Rebecca and Keri go to www.kevintsport.net


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