Johnson wins World Championships bronze

17 August 2010

University of Bath-based swimmer Liz Johnson has won a bronze medal at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Holland.

The 25-year-old swimmer came home third in the SB6 100m breaststroke final in Eindhoven last night (Monday).

Gold went to America’s Mallory Weggemann in a world record time of 1:35.51, with Britain’s Charlotte Henshaw taking silver, just 0.14 seconds ahead of Johnson, who came home in 1:39.88.

Mallory had earlier taken a massive 12 seconds off her personal best in the heat, while Henshaw had broken the world record in her heat.

Johnson, said: “I knew, after she got a 12 second PB in the heat, that Mallory would be quick in the final and I seemed to have missed the top gear. I hope to get that back. I do feel in really good shape at the moment and I am happy to have won a medal.”

Johnson is coached by Mark Skimming, University of Bath head swimming coach.

The University of Bath has one of the leading university sports departments in the UK. Under its Team Bath brand, its success is based on the expertise and dedication of staff, and its excellent facilities, used by the community and Olympic medal winners alike.

Members of the media who require further information can contact the Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight Ltd on (01225) 383518 or 01225 443998 or see the Team Bath website.

Partners and Suppliers