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BRITISH SWIMMERS CONTINUES TO SHINE IN ROME
9th June 2007
Britain's top swimmers have continued to show their high calibre with a string of medals in the Seven Hills Meet in Rome this weekend.
In the 800m Freestyle, Nova Centurion's Rebecca Adlington and Loughborough University's Caitlin McClatchey swam well in a close race to reach the final.
The final saw Adlington claim Britain's first gold of the competition in a time of 8:31.14, McClatchey took silver in a time of 8:33.10; bronze went to Australian Kyliie Palmer in 8:38.44.
Loughborough University team-mates Euan Dale and Mel Marshall both claimed their first medals of the competition with impressive performances.
Marshall performed well in the heats of the 100m freestyle. Going into the final with the second fastest time, she had a strong race and finished in third place in 55.55 seconds.
The final medal of the day was won by Kate Haywood (Loughborough University) claiming her second medal of the competition in the 50m breaststroke finishing in a time of 31.56 seconds to claim second place.
Competition runs from 8th - 10th June.
The British Female Squad consists of:
Becky Addlington (Nova Centurion)
Rebecca Cooke (City of Glasgow)
Georgia Davies (Swim Swansea)
Jess Dickons (Borough of Stockton)
Terri Dunning (City of Birmingham)
Ellen Gandy (Beckenham)
Fran Halsall (City of Liverpool)
Kate Haywood (Loughborough University)
Jo Jackson (Derwentside)
Jemma Lowe (Borough of Stockton)
Mel Marshall (Loughborough University)
Caitlin McClatchey (Loughborough University)
Hannah Miley (Garioch)
Louise Pate (Heart of Midlothian)
Emma Smithurst (City of Derby)
Jess Sylvester (Nova Centurion)
Aimee Wilmott (Middlesborough)
Kathryn Wyld (Nova Centurion)