Two medals in one hour for James Guy as Bath-based swimmers end European Championships on a high

10 August 2018

James Guy won his third relay gold of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships on Thursday, just an hour after the University of Bath-based swimmer had deservedly earned his first individual medal in the pool.

Fellow British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also got on the podium to wrap up an excellent week of competition for GB at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

Guy, part of the successful men’s 4x200m freestyle and mixed 4x100m medley relay teams already, completed his busy competition by helping Nick Pyle, Adam Peaty and Duncan Scott to men’s 4x100m medley relay gold in a championship record time of 3:30.44.

Earlier in the evening, Guy – coached by Jol Finck in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village – had shown tremendous fight to take third place in the 100m butterfly final in 51.42.

O’Connor, coached by Dave McNulty, bounced back from narrowly missing out on a medal in the 200m individual medley on Wednesday by teaming up with Georgia Davies, Alys Thomas and Freya Anderson to win women’s 4x100m medley relay bronze in 3:56.91.

Thursday also saw National Centre swimmer Jazz Carlin, a double Olympic medallist at Rio 2016, make her major championships debut in open-water competition and place 14th overall in a bruising women’s 10km race.

On the athletics track in Berlin, Leon Reid – coached by James Hillier at the University – placed seventh for Ireland in the 200m final in 20.37.

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