Lizzie strikes gold in Beijing

13 November 2013

University of Bath-based swimmer Lizzie Simmonds struck gold at the final FINA World Cup event of the year.

Lizzie, who trains at the British Swimming Bath Intensive Training Centre (ITC), took gold in the 50m backstroke in the Beijing 2008 Olympic pool today (Wednesday).

The in-form swimmer followed that up with 200m backstroke bronze.

It was a decent day for Bath ITC swimmers, with both Sophie Allen and Michael Jamieson also in the medals.

Sophie won a pair of medals on the opening day of action in Beijing, taking silver in the 100m breaststroke final in a British record time of 1:05.75, and bronze in the 200m individual medley.

Michael, a University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, continued his impressive run on the short course World Cup circuit with 200m breaststroke silver.

And Siobhan-Marie O’Connor just missed the medals with fourth in the freestyle and fifth in the 200m individual medley, both in personal bests.

The Beijing World Cup concludes tomorrow (Thursday).

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