Hughes and Clare are winners at Sheffield
NATHAN Hughes and Thomas Clare won gold medals on Day Three of the British Gas Age Group Championships in Sheffield.
National medals for East Region trio
THOMAS Clare from teamipswich won his second medal of the British Gas Age Group Championships on Day Two in Sheffield.
Following his gold in the 100m backstroke yesterday, he claimed a silver medal in the 11/12 boys' 100m freestyle in 59.09secs, followed by Hatfield's Reese Housden (59.27secs) in third. Housden was also 10th in the final of the 200m medley (2:33.11).
The only other East Region medal of the day came from City of Peterborough's Katie Brown who earned a bronze in the 14-year-old girls' 100m butterfly in 1:03.36.
Commonwealth bronze for diver Dingley
SOUTHEND diver Oliver Dingley won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh tonight. He fought back admirably after standing in seventh place after two rounds of the men's 3m Springboard final to finish with a total of 425.20 for his six dives. The event was won by Malaysia's Ooi Tze Liang with Dingley's England team-mate Jack Laugher taking silver.
Ipswich stars strike gold in Sheffield
TEAM Ipswich swimmers Thomas Clare and Rebecca Sherwin both struck gold on the opening day of the British Gas Age Group Championships in Sheffield.
Clare touched first in the 11/12 boys' 100m backstroke final in 1:03.45, while Sherwin claimed victory in the girls' 14-year-olds' 200m backstroke in a time of 2:13.81.
That was Sherwin's second medal of the night after taking bronze in the 100m freestyle in 57.77secs. There was nearly another medal for the Suffolk club in the 11/12 100m freestyle final where Amie Philpot came home in fourth spot (1:00.56).
Gold glory for Brown and Walker-Hebborn
EAST Region swimmers Chris Walker-Hebborn and Adam Brown helped England to a golden finale in the last swimming event of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Bury St Edmunds star Walker-Hebborn - a gold medallist in the 100m backstroke - and Hatfield's Brown teamed up with Adam Barrett and Adam Peaty to edge out Australia in the 4x100m medley relay in a Games record time of 3:31.51.
Commonwealth Games Update: Katie reaches final
KATIE Armitage reached her first major senior international final at the Commonwealth Games, claiming eighth place in the 100m breaststroke last night.
The 18-year-old from Watford, representing host nation Scotland, set personal bests in both the heats (1:08.81) and semi-finals (1:08.69) to qualify seventh fastest at Tollcross Swimming Centre.
Drawn in lane one, Hatfield swimmer Armitage clocked 1:09.56 in the final as England's Sophie Taylor set a British record to take the gold medal in 1:06.35.
Commonwealth gold for Walker-Hebborn
BURY ST EDMUNDS-born swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn won his first medal at a major championships by taking gold in the 100m backstroke at the Commonwealth Games on Friday night.
The 24-year-old recorded 53.12 seconds, almost half a second clear of Mitch Larkin (Australia) and fellow Englishman Liam Tancock, in Glasgow.“I’m absolutely over the moon and a little bit emotional,” Walker-Hebborn told the BBC. “I’m speechless.”
2014 East Region Open Water Championships: Photos
MEDAL winners from the East Region 2014 Open Water Championships
Open Water Championship Results
The results of the Championship are now available here. The Top Club results are still being worked on and this article will be updated when they are available.
Congratulations to those who have qualified for the National Championships, their names and events can be found here.
Those of you who were at Whitlingham will know that we had to curtail wave three of the 1.5k event and abandon the 5k event for safety reasons because of the intense thunderstorm and torrential rain. We are arranging refunds for those swimmers who had their 1.5k swim stopped and those who had signed in for the 5k event.