Swimming-Britain's Dawson wins two 100m backstroke finals in one night


FILE PHOTO: Swimming - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Women's 100m Backstroke Heats - Optus Aquatic Centre - Gold Coast, Australia - April 6, 2018. Kathleen Dawson of Scotland. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Britain's Kathleen Dawson won the women's 100 metre backstroke final twice in one night at the European swimming championships on Friday after the first result was annulled.

Sweden made a successful official protest after Louise Hansson started late in lane eight due to a signal malfunction and the race was ordered to be re-run at the end of the programme.

Dawson had won the first race in 58.18 seconds but returned to the Budapest Duna Arena pool two hours later to do it all again, this time in 58.49.

"My coach got me back into the right mindset and sure enough I was able to go through and produce the swim that I did," she said.

Kira Toussaint of the Netherlands had less to celebrate, finishing fourth after ending the first final in the silver medal position, with Italy's Margherita Panziera coming through in the re-run.

Russia's Maria Kameneva was third in both.

"I'm sort of feeling I haven't deserved this," said Panziera. "I feel like Kira should have won this medal but sometimes the luck changes and I took my chance."

Britain won two more golds, with Molly Renshaw in the 200m breaststroke and Lucy Hope, Tamryn van Selm, Holly Hibbot and Freya Anderson in the 4x200m freestyle, to return to the top of the medals table with seven golds.

Russia also has seven golds from five days so far in the pool but two silvers to Britain's five.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Swimming

Swimming-Australia's Jack free to return after CAS dismisses appeal against reduced ban
Brenda pops out wiser from pool
No medal to show but Syaiful betters personal record
Another blunder, another disappointment for Syaiful
Jamery’s mission to fulfil late wife’s wish falls short
No error this time as Nur Syaiful sets new personal best
Nur Syaiful disqualified but he’ll shoulder the setback
Swimming-Relieved Rickard hopes doping ordeal can help other athletes
Swimming-Launch of new Australian pro league postponed
Swimming-Fixing culture worth missing Olympics for Australia's Groves

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers