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Freya Anderson wins the gold medal at the European Short Course Swimming Championships

Freya Anderson was able to overcome tow of the difficult qualifiers on her way to win her career’s maiden senior international title in Glasgow at the European Short Course Swimming Championships.

This achievement form Freya Anderson came only 24 hours later of Ma Litchfield winning the gold medal for GB in the 400m individual medley race at the opening night of the swimming championships. Now it was Freya Anderson to take the headlines of the event in GB.

Teenager Freya Anderson was able to swim past all of her opponents in the 100m Freestyle final race to secure herself the maiden individual gold medal at these levels as well as a European title.




18 years old Freya Anderson said of her achievement, “I am really shocked but also very happy.  I am really pleased as to how I swam today.  To be swimming in this field is really an amazing experience. It was really nerve wracking for me as it was the fastest qualifier from the heats and to the semi-finals. So, yes, I a really happy that I stepped up again. It feels amazing to be standing here as it had not expected it at all.  I came to this competition not expecting anything but now to come out with a gold medal, I still cannot believe it.”

Freya Anderson was also able to add one more medal for the final event of the night for the relays.

Freya Anderson swimming along with teammates Georgia Davies, Anna Hopkin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor broke the British record set for 19 years for the 4*50m freestyle relay heats.

Still, they had to finish at the 5th place in the final.

In other events, Duncan Scott was able to break his own personal best as well as the British record for the men’s 200m individual medley in the qualifiers. However, he too had to settle for the 4th place in the final following him was Laura Stephens standing at 4th place in the 200m butterfly event.

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