Miley Sets Record on Way to European Silver

22nd November 2012

Scot Hannah Miley produced a lifetime best and new British record as she began her short course season with a medal for the British Gas GBR Swimming Team at the European Championships (25m) in France.

Miley (Garioch) touched in 2:06.21 for her hard-fought silver and separated the Hungarian pair of Katinka Hosszu in 2:05.78 and Zsuzsanna Jakabos in 2:06.66 at the L’Odysse Pool in Chartres.

Teenage British team mate Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (British Gas ITC, Bath) finished her first senior short course final in fourth in a new best time of 2:08.85.

“I’m satisfied with that performance,” said Miley. “I’ve got a busy week ahead and am training through it so to swim so quickly is good.

“I’ve changed my training programme and it’s showing it works. Every season we change things slightly and I’m pleased with the effect it’s had.”

The 17-strong British contingent, a combination of Olympians and talented young athletes identified as having the potential for Rio 2016, had a strong start to the meet with 20 personal best times on day one.

The European Championships are being held at The Odyssey Complex in Chartres from 22nd – 25th November.