Millward collects four golds at World Champs

19 August 2013

Bath-based swimmer Stephanie Millward is celebrating an impressive haul of four gold medals from the IPC World Championships in Canada.

Millward, who swims with the Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club, rounded off her campaign with a pair of golds on the final day of the championships in Montreal yesterday (Sunday).

First she took gold in the S9 100m backstroke and she followed that up by helping the British team to gold in a world record time of 4:46.21 in the 34 points 4x100m medley relay

“It’s been a crazy night and absolutely perfect – like a dream come true,” said Millward, who trains with Aquae Sulis at the University of Bath.

“The 100m backstroke is something I’ve always wanted to win. I’ve come second at it at the Worlds and second at the Paralympics and it’s quite depressing always coming second, and now I’ve got a gold to show off.

“Then to be part of that medley team which took six seconds off the world record, you can’t get better than that. It was fantastic.”

Earlier in the championships Millward collected golds in the S9 100m freestyle and the 34 points 4x100m freestyle relay, as well as a silver in the SM9 200m individual medley.

Meanwhile Trowbridge Amateur Swimming Club swimmer Chloe Davies, who does some of her training at the University of Bath, won bronze in the SM14 individual medley and came fourth in the S14 100m backstroke at the championships.

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