World record for mixed relay team in Berlin

19th August 2014

The British Gas GBR Swimming team set a new Mixed Relay World Record and added seven medals, including three golds, on day two of the 2014 European Championships in Berlin. 
The 4x100m Mixed Medley team of Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, Jemma Lowe and Fran Halsall dominated the final race of the evening to finish in a World record time of 3:44.02.
The team, which was made up of three Commonwealth Champions, led on each of the crossovers and touched almost two seconds quicker than second-place Netherlands.
It was a British one-two as Peaty and Ross Murdoch both took to the water in the 100m Breaststroke. 
Peaty, who qualified fastest with a British record 58.68, was third on the turn but brought it home to touch in 58.96. Murdoch won silver in a personal best 59.43 with Giedrius Titenis (Lithuania) third in 59.61. 
Walker-Hebborn continued his successful summer by winning gold in the 100m Backstroke. The Commonwealth Champion touched in 53.32 ahead of Jeremy Stravius (France) in 53.64 and Jan-Philip Glania (Germany) in 54.15.
Lizzie Simmonds fought back from sixth at the half way mark to win silver in the 200m Backstroke in a time of 2:09.66. Spain’s Duane Da Rocha Marce won gold in 2:09.37.
In the 50m Butterfly Ben Proud touched in 23.21 to share bronze with Ukraine’s Andriy Govorov. Florent Manaudou (France) and Yauhen Tsurkin (Belarus) shared gold after both clocking 23.00. Adam Barrett finished seventh in a personal best 23.40.
Fran Halsall won bronze in the 50m Butterfly, touching in 25.39 behind Jeanette Ottesen (Denmark) and Sarah Sjoestroem (Sweden).
Elsewhere, Robert Pavoni progressed to tomorrow’s 200m Individual Medley final after qualifying fourth (1:59.54).