In-form British swimmer Lizzie Simmonds extended her recent medal run with two silvers on the opening day of the Tokyo leg of the short course World Cup.
After claiming two silvers and a bronze at the previous leg in Singapore three days ago, the 22-year-old was again on form in the 50m and 200m backstrokes.
She finished just 0.01 seconds behind Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros in the shorter distance, touching in 26.62 seconds to lower her English 50m record.
While in the 200m, Simmonds, who finished fourth in the same distance at the London 2012 Olympics last year, clocked 2:02.34 minutes behind Daryna Zevina of Ukraine.
Elsewhere on day one, Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson continued his record of medalling in all seven of this year’s World Cup legs with a bronze in the men’s 200m breaststroke.
The 25-year-old touched in 2:04.32 behind Daniel Gyurta and Yasuhiro Koseki while Sophie Allen clocked the second fastest time of her career to take bronze in the 200m medley.
Her time of 2:06.39 earned her a medal for the fifth consecutive leg of this year’s World Cup series, while teammate Siobhan-Marie O’Connor finished seventh in the same race.
Allen also claimed fourth in the 100m breaststroke, the same result managed by Fran Halsall in the 50m freestyle, while James Guy finished fifth in the 400m freestyle.
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