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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 (3050981)
Three gold medals for Fran
by Henry James


SOUTHPORT'S Fran Halsall has won three events at the 2014 British Gas Swimming Championships.

She won gold in the 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and 100 Freestyle in the meeting, which is held at Glasgow.

On day one, Halsall retained her British 50m Freestyle title with a time of 24.51. On winning the event, and on the same day as her 24th birthday, she said: “The race didn’t go quite as planned and I was a bit annoyed to be so far off my personal best, but I am really pleased to have got the English nomination time. Now it’s a case of going back, reassessing and looking at how I can improve my time.”

Halsall retained her British 50m Butterfly title by beating her Loughborough team mates Amy Smith and Rachael Kelly. In the final she led from the start and her time of 25.83 was a season's best. On winning she commented: “I haven’t been swimming that fast this week and didn’t have a great end to the race so I’m really pleased to have kept my title.”

The swimmer was also able to retain her title in the 100m freestyle. Her time in this event was 54.12.






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