Amy Marren was certainly the star of the meet at last month’s British International Disability Swimming Championships in Sheffield, winning her fourth medal, including her second gold on the final day of the Championships.
Amy, who made her Paralympic debut at London 2012, took the 50m and 100m Freestyle gold, 100m Butterfly silver and 100m Backstroke bronze. As well as her medals she qualified for the 2013 World Championships in the 400m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley.
The 14-year old achieved her personal best of 30.06 (898 points) in her victory in the 50m Freestyle to secure the ‘B’ qualification standard for the Worlds in the process.
Amy hoped to break 30 seconds for the first time but has no complaints with her performance in Sheffield, and will continue to work towards that goal throughout the course of the season.
Other notable results:
- Hannah Russell (S12) set a British record of 27.91 (895pts) winning silver in the 50m Freestyle
- Matt Walker (S7) won the men’s 50m Freestyle making him one step closer toward his fifth IPC World Championships
- Josef Craig (S7) took silver in the 50m Freestyle 29.52 (826 pts)
- Scott Quin (SB14) won gold with the MC 100m Breaststroke
- Lyndon Longhorne (SB3) and Danielle Bailey (SB3) were the final British medalists of the competition winning gold and silver in the 50m Breaststroke.