City of Leeds club enjoy medal blitz

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the City of Leeds Swimming Club ended the British Summer National Championships top of the leaderboard with a superb 24 medals, writes MILES THOMPSON.

The event, taking place in Sheffield, saw the 4x100 medley Leeds’ team of Kiani Campbell-Grady, Amber Mason, Amelia Clynes, Ellie Jones, Layla Black and Georgia Coates take gold in the 14-16 years age group.

Head coach, Richard Denigan, said that the strength in depth of the squad is fantastic right through the junior and the senior squads. He said: “Their quality showed when we had an 86 per cent convertion rate of swimmers making it through from heats to finals, which was remarkable.”

In the same age category the A-team consisting of: Magdalena Cygan, Ellie Jones, Ciara Schlosshan and Georgia Coates won bronze in the 4x100 freestyle.

In the 4x200m freestyle, Leeds claimed silver, with the A-team of Amber Mason, Ciara Schlosshan, Ellie Jones, Leah Crisp and Georgia Coates.

Along with the superb team efforts there were a number of medals in the single events. Georgia Coates in the 16 years age category claimed six medals, four of which were gold, with two of the gold medals coming in the freestyle events and two in the individual medley category. Ciara Schlosshan managed to equal Coates’ tally of six medals, with three of her medals being golds in the 13/14 age group.

Layla Black claimed four medals in the 15 years age group. Three of the four medals came in the breaststroke event, with two of those gold medals. Leah Crisp claimed three medals, two of which were gold, in the 13/14 age category.

Amelia Clynes claimed a gold and a silver in the 16 years age group category in the butterfly event and Rebecca Fisher grabbed a silver medal in the 13/14 years age group.

There were also medals for the boys at the championships, with Myles Stirk and Harry Devlin claiming bronze in the 15 years age group, in the backstroke and breaststroke events respectively. Jacob Butterfield won silver in the 3km open water event in the 15 years age category.

Meanwhile at the European Youth Olympics in Georgia, Sophie Hobbah won two bronze medals in the 200m backstroke and 200m individual medley.