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Georgia Davies and Jazz Carlin strike gold in Leeds

March 7, 2013

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Olympian Georgia Davies and fellow Swansea swimmer Jazz Carlin struck gold at the British Gas International Meet 2013 in Leeds.

Daveis was the fastest qualifier in the morning session before winning the 50m backstroke final in 28.04secs ahead of Lauren Quigley (28.40) and Jessica Fullalove (29.05).

Carlin, who missed out on London 2012 last year, set a new Welsh record of 8:24.42 to win the 800m freestyle in 8:24.42 from Ellie Faulkner (8:31.61) and Hannah Miley (8:34.63).

Olympian Ieuan Lloyd claimed bronze in the 400m freestyle in 3:52.35 with the Penarth ace finishing behind Robbie Renwick who clocked 3:49.91.

The four-day event at the John Charles Centre for Sport is the first long-course international competition for the Britons since the Olympics last summer which ended with the team falling two medals short of their base target of five.

Trials to make the Great Britain team for the World Championships have been moved to June so this event offers the chance for fast swimming with a Dutch contingent, including Ranomi Kromowidjojo, winner of the two sprint freestyle Olympic titles so coveted by Halsall, and a number of Americans competing.

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