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Paralympic sports - 01. August 2008.

Watkin breaks record in Sheffield



At the ASA National Championships being held at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, paralympian Louise Watkin (Kelly College) broke her European record in her respective event.


The records continued to fall. Kelly College athlete Louise Watkin, not wanting to be upstaged by her fellow paralympian, went on to break the SM9 European record in the Ladies 200m IM, recording a time of 2:40.37.

A levelheaded Louise Watkin was pleased with her performance and of being crowned the European Ladies SM9 200m IM record holder. Also still in heavy training Watkin said "I wasn't expecting it, this week has been hard physically and mentally and all I wanted to do was my best. To get the record is an added bonus." Thinking ahead to the start of the Paralympics in 38 days time Watkin said "I want to show the World who I am and hopefully get a medal."


Tim Reddish, National Performance Director for disability swimming explained, "Louise is a very hard worker and never quits but she is in a very competitive category and will be competing against South African Natalie Du Toit, so competition will be tough but I'm certain she will do her very best."






Full results 31.07.2008

MD Womens 200m IM
1. Louise Watkin 15 Kelly Coll 9 2:40.37
2. Claire Cashmore 20 Kelly Coll 9 2:41.53
3. Kate Grey 19 Bath Univ 9 2:47.29
4. Lauren Steadman 15 Kelly Coll 9 2:53.74
5. Elizabeth Simpkin 13 Southport 9 2:56.29
6. Eleni Papadopoulos 16 Gates &Whick 10 3:00.73
7. Rachael Latham 18 Bolton Metro 8 3:09.50
8. Charlotte Henshaw 21 Stirling 8 3:14.66
9. Natalie Jone 23 Colchester P 6 3:20.57
10. Jan Langton 21 Kelly Coll 6 3:50.19


Multi-Disability by British Disability Points
1. Natalie Jone 23 Colchester P 6 3:20.57
2. Louise Watkin 15 Kelly Coll 9 2:40.37 EUROPEAN RECORD
3. Claire Cashmore 20 Kelly Coll 9 2:41.53
4. Kate Grey 19 Bath Univ 9 2:47.29
5. Lauren Steadman 15 Kelly Coll 9 2:53.74
6. Rachael Latham 18 Bolton Metro 8 3:09.50
7. Jan Langton 21 Kelly Coll 6 3:50.19
8. Elizabeth Simpkin 13 Southport 9 2:56.29
9. Eleni Papadopoulos 16 Gates &Whick 10 3:00.73
10. Charlotte Henshaw 21 Stirling 8 3:14.66
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