September 24.2014

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The Penultimate leg of the World Cup swimming series kicked off in Tokyo, just three days after the Beijing leg. PSG athletes dominated the event winning a total of 11 medals.

Despite the quick turnaround, Chad Le Clos continued to dominate the overall standings winning a further three Golds in Tokyo. Starting with the 200m Fly on Tuesday’s opening day, Chad won gold in a time of 1:49.20s. He then went on to claim gold in the 50m Fly (22.20s) later that evening. Returning on day two, Chad won his third gold in the 100m Fly (48.95s) to further extend his lead in the overall series ranking.
Gold – 3
Total – 3

Fran Halsall had a fantastic two days in Tokyo winning a total of 4 medals and claiming 2 British records. Starting with the 50m Back, Fran broke the British record to claim victory in a time of 26.42s. Not quite finished for the day, she later secured her second gold medal winning the 50m freestyle final in a time of 23.8s.

Returning to the pool on day two, Fran won her third gold of the competition in the 100m Free, in a time of 51.96s. In her final event, Fran won a silver medal in the 50m Fly breaking her second British record of the competition (25.29s).
Gold – 3
Silver – 1
Total – 4

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also competed in Tokyo, her first competition since her hugely successful Commonwealth Games debut. Over the last two days, Siobhan put in some brilliant performances, not only winning 2 bronze medals, in the 200m IM (2:07.21s) and 100m IM (58.56s), but she also just missed out on medals in the 200m Free, finishing in 4th place, followed by a fine sixth in the 100m Free.
Bronze – 2
Total – 2

Ruta Meilutye won two fantastic medals in her favoured breaststroke events. Starting with the 100m breaststroke, Rutawon silver in a time of 1:03.72s to finish just behind Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson. However, on day two Ruta flipped the order to take gold in the 50m breaststroke in a time of 29.36s.
Gold – 1
Silver – 1
Total – 2

All four athletes will now move onto Singapore for the final leg of the World Cup series, before heading to Doha for the World short course Championships in December.
1st – 2nd November – World Cup Series, Singapore
3rd – 7th December – World Swimming Championships (25m), Doha

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