Baku 2015: New world junior record for Greenbank

26 June 2015 / 14:54

Luke Greenbank set a new world junior record and won two medals as Team GB enjoyed another triumphant day in the pool.

In the 200m backstroke final the 17-year-old stopped the clock at 1:56.89, a new world junior record, and then returned as part of the mixed 4x100m medley relay to win silver.

In total, Team GB secured four medals, taking their overall tally in the pool to 17.

Greenbank said: “I had good heats yesterday, so that gave me a bit of confidence. I wanted to try and dip under 1:57, but actually doing it is so much better, I’m really pleased.

“It was brilliant, I didn’t know what to do with myself when I saw the time. I am just so happy I won it.”

Amelia Clynes was another double medal winner, following up her silver in the 100m butterfly final to line-up alongside Greenbank, Charlie Attwood and Georgia Coates in the relay team.

Clynes, 15, said: “I went into it wanting a medal and to try my best. I was nervous before, but it was amazing.

“When I finished I didn’t know where I had come, so I am so relieved.

“I thought I had come fifth, because I was in lane five and looked up and got it wrong. But I saw my team-mates celebrating and saying ‘well done’ so I looked up again and realised I had come second. It was amazing.”

Joining Clynes on the podium was Laura Stephens, who shared bronze with Greece’s Ilektra Varvara Lebl as both clocked 1:00.54 – a new personal best for the Team GB athlete.

The 16-year-old said: “It’s rare that happens, 100th of a second slower and I would have been off the podium, but I was pleased. I had no idea it was so close.

“I’m overwhelmed. I’m really happy with that swim. It was a PB, so I couldn’t have asked for much more. The bronze topped it off.”

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