European Junior Champs – Day 2 Heats

Britain has several stroing medal hopes following the heats session on the second day of competition, with 3 individual and a team swim to come in the finals.

Cardiff’s David Davies looks to be the brightest hope for an individual medal after the second day of heats as he qualified third fastest for the 400 freestyle final. There’s definitely more in the tank and a medal is a real possibility.

After a strong showing on the first day, Ross Hughes continued his good form, reaching the final of the 200 backstroke in 4th place. He was only 0.4s down on third so will be challenging for his first medal of the championships.

Nova’s Amy Konowalik continued the Nottingham club’s pedigree in breastroke, qualifying in 7th for the girls 200m event. Her time of 2:36.64 is over 3s outside her best so she’ll be aiming for a higher placing in the final. Britain’s other representative Danielle Place was down in 18th with a time well outside her best. She will be disappointed; her PB from earlier this year would have qualified her in fourth place.

The boys 4×200 relay team qualified 3rd for the final in 07:37,33, a mere 0.12s behind 2nd and over 4s ahead of 4th, so are a strong medal chance.