James Guy aiming for third medal in three days after completing golden double at Glasgow 2018 European Championships
University of Bath-based swimmer James Guy was part of a record-breaking gold-medal success for the second time in 24 hours as he helped Britain to mixed 4x100m medley relay success at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships on Monday.
Fresh from qualifying second fastest for Tuesday’s individual 200m freestyle final in 1:46.44, British Swimming National Centre Bath ace Guy teamed up with Georgia Davies, Adam Peaty and Freya Anderson to take the relay victory in a new European record time of 3:40.18.
Guy, coached by Jol Finck in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the University’s Sports Training Village, swam a sensational butterfly split of 50.96 to give Anderson a near five-second advantage going into the decisive freestyle leg.
That proved too much for the chasing pack to close down, with Anderson swimming superbly to hold off Russia and Italy who had to settle for silver and bronze respectively.
Guy, who won gold in the men’s 200m freestyle relay in a new championship record time on Sunday, will be looking for a third medal in as many days when he goes in the individual 200m freestyle final at 5.32pm on Tuesday.
National Centre Bath team-mate Chloe Tutton, coached by David McNulty, will compete in the women’s 200m breaststroke final at 5.25pm having finished runner-up in her semi-final on Monday in 2:26.62.
Thank you to British Swimming for the picture of (from left) James Guy, Adam Peaty, Freya Anderson and Georgia Davies with their mixed 4x100m medley relay gold medals.