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Aussie swimmers bring home 11 medals from Berlin

May 27, 2013

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The nine members of the EnergyAustralia Swim team competing in Berlin have wrapped up proceedings at the Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften (IDM) and will be returning home with a total of 11 individual medals.

It was the women who led the way over the weekend with Kara Leo, Madeleine Scott and Sarah Rose sharing nine of the 11 medals between them.

Paralympian Leo was entered in eight events and, despite a busy schedule and tough international competition, the 2010 IPC World Championship silver medallist managed to muster up enough energy to take home five individual medals including one gold, two silver and two bronze.

A promising freestyler, Leo proved her versatility when she won silver in the 800m freestyle behind Berlin local and four-time Paralympian Daniela Schulte (10:57.82), and then changed pace to take gold in the 100m free in a time of 1:04.17.

West Australian Scott also collected multiple medals, finishing the meet with two silver medals and one bronze.

Scott managed to medal in all three of her butterfly events; winning silver in the 50 in 32.43 and 200m fly (2:48.87), and bronze in the 100m fly (1:12.22).

Three-time Paralympian Rose joined Scott on the podium in the 100m fly, collecting the bronze in a time of 40.16.

While the men’s events saw Paralympians Michael Anderson and Ahmed Kelly each take home gold from their respective races.

A gold medallist from London in the 4x100m freestyle relay, Anderson turned over to take gold in the 100m backstroke, hitting the wall in 1:02.25. Kelly’s gold came in his pet event, the 100m breaststroke, with the 21-year-old hitting the wall in 1:50.92.

A full list of the results can be found here

The EnergyAustralia Swim Team for the IDM  Michael Anderson, Sarah Hilt, Ahmed Kelly, Kara Leo, Aaron Rhind, Sarah Rose, Madeleine Scott, Jeremy Tidy and Reagan Wickens.


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