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Bath's Liz Johnson adds bronze to gold and silver

Liz Johnson is celebrating winning bronze in the SB6 100m breaststroke final at the Paralympic Games.

The University of Bath-based swimmer, who has cerebral palsy, finished third behind Ukraine’s Viktoriia Savtsova, who set a Paralympic record, and Britain’s Charlotte Henshaw who took silver.

Liz Johnson on her way to winning bronze in the Women's 100m Breaststroke - SB6 Final Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

The swimmer’s bronze means she now has a full set of medals, after winning silver in Athens eight years ago and gold in Beijing in 2008.

“I’ve never had a bronze medal, so now I’ve got the full set at the Paralympics,” she said. “I’m definitely glad I got a medal in front of the home crowd.”

Liz Johnson's bronze medal at London 2012 means she now has the full set Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire


Jamieson and Willis through to men's 200m breastsroke semi-finals

Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis have both qualified for the men's 200m breaststroke. Jamieson qualified 2nd fastest in the heats and in doing so set a new British record.

Willis swiftly followed that by setting an English record in the same event, qualifying 3rd fasted in the heats for the semi-finals at 2020 this evening.

Both swimmers train at the University of Bath.


Swimming: Exeter's Liam Tancock hopes to hold onto title

Exeter's Liam Tancock goes into tonight's semi-final of the 100 metre Backstroke at the British swimming championships looking to hold on to his national title. Tancock is also the British record holder and will be confident of reaching tomorrow night's final.

As well as defending his backstroke crown the event is the Great Britain qualifying event for this Summer's Olympic Games. Tancock needs to finish first or second overall and within the official time standard to be certain of his place in the GB team.


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