London 2012 bronze for Liz Johnson

05 September 2012

Britain’s Liz Johnson won bronze in the SB6 100m breaststroke final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games tonight (Wednesday).

The University of Bath based swimmer clocked a time of 1:40.90 to come home in third place behind Ukraine’s Viktoriia Savtsova, who set a Paralympic record, with Britain’s Charlotte Henshaw taking silver.

Johnson’s bronze means she now has a full set of medals, after winning silver in Athens eight years ago and gold in Beijing in 2008.

“I’ve never had a bronze medal, so now I’ve got the full set at the Paralympics,” said Johnson. “I’m definitely glad I got a medal in front of the home crowd.”

She follows in the footsteps of two other University of Bath based athletes who have won medals in the Olympic Stadium last night (Tuesday).

Paul Blake won silver in the T36 400m and Katrina Hart helped the GB 4x100m T35-38 relay quartet to bronze.

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