Monthly Archives: August 2006

relay girls take aim at glory

There were no great dramas for Britain on the fourth morning of heats at the European Championships as those expected to progress did just that. Kirsty Balfour glided through the 200m breaststroke heats while Simon Burnett led the way in the 100m freestyle and the women’s relay squad comfortably qualified for tonight’s final. Continue reading

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four up for britain as girls strike

It was like waiting for buses – once the first one turned up three more did as well with Britain taking four medals on the third night of finals in Budapest. In almost perfect conditions following the downpour of Tuesday, the home team secured two each of silver and bronze. Continue reading

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marshall breaks british duck with bronze

Melanie Marshall produced a brave front running performance to take Britain’s first medal of this year’s European Championships in the 200m backstroke. The Loughborough swimmer led the field through 150m but was pegged back on the closing lap and was … Continue reading

Posted in Budapest 2006, European Championships, News

successful heats for britain as skies clear

A fine morning saw British swimmers successfully negotiate the heats to tonight’s semis and finals, but the evening forecast does not look so bright and the possibility of a washout cannot be discounted. Continue reading

Posted in Budapest 2006, European Championships, News

downpour dampens medal hopes

It was a washout for Britain in more ways than one on the second night of finals in Budapest as a torrential downpour caused the session to be abandoned before the events had been completed with the home team still to post an entry on the medal table. Continue reading

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