Monthly Archives: April 2002

Commonwealth Trials – men’s 50 breastroke final

This race was as exciting as predicted, with Mew and Gibson trading blows for the entire length of the pool. Perhaps surprisingly Mew emerged the winner, timing his finish to perfection to pip Gibson by a mere 5/100 of a … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Trials – Women’s 50 free final

The expected winner with Alison Sheppard simply too good for the rest of the field, wining in a time slightly slower than her new commonwealth record. Ros Brett was first english swimmer home, but Melanie Marshall took full advantage of … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Trials – Men’s 100 fly final

James Hickman was a comfortable winner well inside the qualifying time and so secured his place in Manchester. Todd Cooper set a Scottish record in seconds, whilst David Bennett and Steve Parry dead heated fo rthird. Parry may well get … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Trials – Day 5 heats

Mens 50 free Easy qualification for all of the big names, with defending commonwealth champion Mark Foster comfortable in 8th Semi Finalists: 1. Chris COZENS 19 Loughboro Un 23.32 2. Jeremy BIRDS 23 Co Cardiff 23.56 3. David LEITH 22 … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Trials – Men’s 400 IM final / Women’s 800 free final

No surpises with the result – Robin Francis won his first title quite comfortably in the end from Simon Militis, but both were outside the qualifying time and will have to wait for selection. 1. Robin FRANCIS 19 Bath Univ … Continue reading

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