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Swimming - 05. November 2007.

SIMMONDS SETS NEW RECORD ON WAY TO GOLD


3rd November 2007

Swimmers Lizzie Simmonds continued to shine in Sydney with another gold each on the final day' of the Australian leg of the FINA World Cup where the British team closed their account with 10 medals.

Simmonds set a new British Record of 58.14 on the way to gold in the 100m Backstroke (short course) and finished just ahead of Australian's Sophie Erdington on 58.29 and Belinda Hocking on 58.75.

Hannah Miley also medalled for the second time in two days when she took the silver in a new British Record time of 4:33.00 in the 400m Individual Medley. Gold went to Stephanie Rice of Australia in 4:32.63 and Julie Hjorth-Hounsen of Denmark took the bronze in 4:36.32.

There was further success for Kirsty Balfour who took the bronze in the 200m Breaststroke. Favourite Leisel Jones was an impressive winner in 2:20.84 and team mate Sally Foster grabbed silver in 2:24.63 while Balfour was just behind in 2:25.03.

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