Paralympic champion Robinson shines at British Summer Championships
Paralympic champion Eleanor Robinson (S6) impressed the Sheffield crowd as she secured the Women’s MC 50m Butterfly title on day two of the British Summer Championships 2017.
The Northampton swimmer set a time of 35.99 to win the same event she won in Rio with 958 points. Her time fell under the World Championships consideration time and also hit the time to put her in contention for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Robinson was joined on the podium by Northampton teammate Maisie Summers-Newton (S6) who finished second with 616 points after finishing in 41.68 and third-placed went to Grace Harvey (S7, Hoddesdon) who touched in 41.58 and a total of 537.
Alice Tai (S9, Bournemouth College) posted a time of 1:08.30 and a points total of 1016 to claim the Women’s MC 100m Backstroke title.
Silver went to S14 Paralympic champion Bethany Firth (Newcastle) with a time of 1:05.54 and 933 points. Hannah Russell (S12, City of Manchester Aquatics) completed the podium with 922 points after setting a time of 1:07.85.
The times of all three medallists were well inside the World Para Swimming Championships team consideration standard as were the times set by Stephanie Millward (S8, Corsham) and Megan Richter (S8, Orion).
S7 swimmer Jonathan Fox (City of Manchester Aquatics) was victorious in the Men’s 100m Backstroke final with a points tally of 943 and a time of 1:10.51, which is within the consideration standard for the Mexico-bound World Championships team.
Jordan Catchpole (S14, UEA Norwich) set a time of 1:02.24 to finish second with 863 points, his time puts him in contention for the World Championships. He finished one point ahead of Stephen Clegg (S12, University of Stirling) who secured bronze with a time of 1:02.34 and a score of 862.
The final Para-Swimming event of the evening saw Andrew Mullen (S5, City of Glasgow) win gold in the Men’s MC 50m Butterfly final with a time of 36.90 and a points total of 780.