Pavoni claims third gold as Quigley sets new English record

Roberto Pavoni insists he was able to toast a job well done after leaving Glasgow and the 2014 British Swimming Championships with three gold medals to his name.

Heading into the final session Pavoni was able to boast two gold medals already, claiming the 200m butterfly and 400m individual medley.

But he didn’t let up there, going on to successfully defend his 200m individual medley title in 1:59.08 minutes to leave the London Olympian heading back home with a beaming smile on his face.

“Coming into this meet the first aim was to make the qualifying time for the Commonwealth Games and the second was to win as many medals as possible,” said Pavoni, who edged out Joseph Roebuck and Lewis Coleman respectively.

“I’ve retained my titles in both the Individual Medleys and added the 200m fly so I’m really happy.”

Pavoni wasn’t the only one to bring the curtain down in style at the 2014 British Swimming Championships as Lauren Quigley took her second gold medal of the meet as she set an English record time of 27.90 seconds in winning the 50m backstroke.

Going into the final Quigley and defending champion Georgia Davies were separated by just 0.01 seconds and the showpiece proved just as close.

Davies ended up settling for silver just 0.09 seconds behind, while Fran Halsall finished in a personal best time of 28.04 to take bronze.

Quigley said: “It was a great final and a great way to finish the meet. I’m really pleased with my performances and will now look towards the summer.”

Welsh record holder Jazz Carlin finished just outside her personal best to take gold in the 400m freestyle, touching home in 4:04.68 minutes.

Aimee Willmott claimed her fourth medal of the Championships as she took silver in 4:08.98 while Ellie Faulkner took bronze.

Olympic and World Championship finallist Daniel Fogg took his third consecutive British 1500m freestyle title with a 14.59.86 swim in the final.

Fogg said: “My target coming into this event was to swim a PB. After my 400m went well at the beginning of the week it was looking good, so I’m a bit disappointed with my time.

“But hopefully I’ve done enough to represent England in the Commonwealth Games and so will spend the next few months trying to get nearer the 14:50.00 mark.”

And Adam Brown took his fifth British 50m freestyle title finishing just ahead of defending silver medallist Ben Proud.

Having already won the 100 freestyle event, Brown took the gold in 22.27 seconds with Proud finishing in 22.31 to take silver. Richard Schafers swam just outside his personal best to take bronze with 22.65.

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