McClatchey one of three Olympians set for World Uni Games

Three-time Olympian and double Commonwealth champion Caitlin McClatchey heads up Britain’s swimming team set for the upcoming World University Games in Russia.

McClatchey, who won the 200m and 400m freestyle titles at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, is one of three selected to have represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics last summer.

The 27-year-old, a veteran of Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 as well as London 2012, will travel to Kazan for the World University Games with Rebecca Turner and Antony James.

Turner, from Sheffield Hallam University, swam exactly the same events as McClatchey at London 2012, ranking 17th overall to her teammates’ seventh in the 200m freestyle.

The pair also helped Britain’s 4x200m freestyle relay team to fifth while Turner swam the heats of the 4x100m equivalent but, unlike McClatchey, was overlooked for the final.

The University of Edinburgh swimmer took on the anchor leg as Britain again finished fifth while James, from Plymouth University, competed solely in the 100m butterfly.

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