Siobhan-Marie O’Connor targeting another international medal as James Guy narrowly misses out at Glasgow 2018

08 August 2018

University of Bath-based Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will be looking to win the fourth European Championships medal of her career when she races in the 200m individual medley final at Glasgow 2018 today (Wednesday).

O’Connor, coached by Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was the fastest qualifier for the final, winning her semi-final on Tuesday in 2:09.80.

The final, taking place at 5.39pm, will once again see Commonwealth champion O’Connor line up against Katinka Hosszu, the Hungarian swimmer who pipped her to gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the last European Championships two years ago.

Tuesday’s swimming action also saw James Guy, already a double relay champion at Glasgow 2018, miss out on an individual medal by just five-hundredths of a second in a thrilling 200m freestyle final.

Fellow Brit Duncan Scott took gold from the outside lane but there was a blanket finish for the other medals, with Guy being edged out by a fingertip as he touched the wall in 1:46.20. He is back in action on Wednesday in the 100m butterfly.

Fellow National Centre Bath swimmer Chloe Tutton finished sixth in the 200m breaststroke final but was subsequently disqualified.

MJ Church Ambassador Anna Hopkin, coached by Mark Skimming and supported by a Thompson Education Trust Sports Scholarship, reached the semi-finals of the 100m freestyle where she placed 15th overall in 55.15.

Earlier in the day, University of Bath Sports & Exercise Science student Tom Derbyshire – supported by a British Swimming Scholarship and, like Hopkin, making his senior British debut at these championships – set a new personal best of 7:58.26 in the 800m freestyle heats.

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