Halsall on record-breaking form at Tokyo World Cup

28 October 2014 / 18:21

Fran Halsall was in record breaking form as Great Britain’s swimmers enjoyed a fine opening day at the FINA World Cup in Tokyo.

Double Commonwealth champion Halsall repeated her gold medal winning performance from the European Championships in the 50m backstroke by winning the final in a British record time of 26.42 seconds.

But she wasn’t finished there, returning to the water to claim victory in the 50m freestyle, touching home in 23.80.

Haslall wasn’t the only British swimmer to shine on day one in Japan with James Guy and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also claiming medals.

Guy swam close to the British record to secure silver in the 400m freestyle in his first World Cup event of the new season.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth 200m individual medley champion O’Connor swam to bronze in the same event in Tokyo.

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