Carlin eyes third British crown in Sheffield

30 June 2013 / 15:12

Jazmin Carlin will go in search of a remarkable third 2013 British Gas Swimming Championship gold medal tonight after breezing through Sunday morning’s 400m freestyle heats.

Carlin has already scooped the 800m and 1500m freestyle titles at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge – setting Welsh records in both.

But the 22-year-old shows no signs of letting up, clocking 4:13.21 minutes to qualify fastest for the showpiece ahead of Hannah Miley and Eleanor Faulkner.

In the women’s 50m backstroke Lauren Quigley also looks on course to add to her medal haul, the 100m champion having qualified fastest for the final in 28.75 seconds.

Jessica Fullalove was second through in 28.94 while Welsh racer Georgia Davies clocked 28.96 to win her heat and progress in third.

“It was a solid heat swim. I guess it’s just about progressing through the rounds and after last night’s 100, I was bound to be a little bit groggy this morning,” said Davies, who came second in the 100m discipline, earning a time good enough for the World Championships in Barcelona in the process.

“But I’m happy with that and hopefully tonight I’ll go faster in the semi and then progress through to the final.”

Elsewhere, Dan Wallace qualified fastest for tonight’s  400m individual medley final, setting a personal best 4:17.61 to win his heat, while Fran Halsall looks set for a gruelling evening in the pool with the 100m freestyle final, the 50m butterfly semi-final and, potentially, the 50m fly final to come.

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