November 11 - Fran Halsall (pictured) set a European record as Britain won three medals at the FINA World Cup in Stockholm tonight.


Halsall went into the final of the 100 metres freestyle with confidence and her performance did not disappoint as she stormed to the gold medal in a European and World Cup record time.
Halsall, who is based at the Intensive Training Centre in Loughborough, led throughout the race and touched home in a time of 51.61sec.


Silver went to Denmark's Jeanette Ottesen  in 52.08 and Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom won bronze in 52.60.
Lizzie Simmonds, who is also based at the ITC in Loughborough, won her second medal of the World Cup in the 100m backstroke.


Simmonds, who won 200m backstroke gold last night, won joint silver in a British record time.
Simmonds finished in 56.92 alongside Japan’s Aya Terakawa.


The gold went to Japan’s Ahiho Sakai in 56.42.
Halsall concluded her World Cup campaign in the women’s 100m individual medley and put in a strong performance in her heat as she broke the British record.
She won the bronze medal in a time of 58.81 to lower the British record further.


Gold was won by China's Jing Zhao in a world record time of 58.40 and Holland's Hinkellen Schreider took silver in 58.65.

Stockport's Michael Rock swam a good race as he lowered the British record in the men’s 100m butterfly.


He touched in a time of 50.13 but just missed out on a medal after finishing in fourth place.



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