PB and gold see Guy end Japan Open in style

PB and gold see Guy end Japan Open in style

21 May 2017 / 22:26

James Guy won his third medal at the Japan Open, setting a new personal best of 51.50seconds in the final of the 100m butterfly, as British swimmers picked up six medals on the last day of competition.

The two-time world champion excelled, backing up a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly two days before – suggesting he is at the top of his game just two months before the World Championships in Budapest.

“That is a great time,” Guy told British Swimming. “It's a new personal best for me and is a bit of a surprise considering the workloads I'm currently under and off the back of a tough camp in Thailand.

“It's looking good for the summer. There's more hard work to come but when I'm rested and tapered it will put me in a good place by the time Budapest comes around.” 

Ben Proud secured Britain’s second gold of the day and his second of the meet, when he edged home in the men’s 50m freestyle.

“I'm really happy with that performance,” said Proud. “It was great to race against such fast guys, it pushed me on to the wall. 

“It's been a great competition for me against a very talented field. To come out on top in such heavy training shows I'm going in the right direction.”  

Scottish star Hanah Miley also won her second medal of the meet when she took silver in the women’s 200m individual medley, while Alys Thomas took silver in the women’s 100m butterfly.

On a strong night for British women, Molly Renshaw won silver in the 200m breaststroke, while backstroke ace Georgia Davies took silver in the 50m.

Sportsbeat 2017

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