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Loughborough alumna Jocelyn Ulyett performed well in Edinburgh. Photo: David Crawford / www.stillsport.com

Loughborough alumna Jocelyn Ulyett performed well in Edinburgh. Photo: David Crawford / www.stillsport.com

Strong performance from Loughborough swimmers in Edinburgh

Loughborough swimmers once again turned on the style at the Edinburgh International Meet this weekend.

Adam Peaty swam the quickest 100m breaststroke time in the world this year to beat his own record, hitting the wall in 58.13. Olympic champion Peaty also secured victory in the men’s 50m, finishing in a rapid time of 27.14.

In the men’s 200m, Loughborough student James Wilby blew away the field with a time of 2:09.47 to secure gold. He also took home the men’s 100m silver and 50m bronze in an enthralling meet.   

Elsewhere, Molly Renshaw, who trains at the University, held off a late challenge from alumna Jocelyn Ulyett to win the women's 200m breaststroke in 2:25.84. Jocelyn’s strong performance saw her finish with a time of 2:25.88.

Loughborough also dominated the women’s 100m breaststroke competition with Sarah Vassey (1:07.41) leading a top three which included Siobhan O’Connor (1:07.77) and Jocelyn Ulyett (1:07.83).

Abbie Wood’s stunning swim saw her claim gold in the women's 200 IM with a time of 2:11.78 with Candice Hall claiming bronze. Wood also secured bronze in the women’s 200m freestyle, finishing in a time with 1:59.67.

Emily Crane produced a superb performance in the women’s 50m freestyle skins event, finishing second overall behind eventual winner Freya Anderson.

Luke Greenbank continued his excellent recent form by winning the men's 200m backstroke in 1.58.65, whilst Joe Litchfield also secured gold in the men’s 50m backstroke, stopping the clock at 25.32.

Both swimmers also performed brilliantly in the men’s 100m backstroke as Litchfield hit the wall in 54.99 just ahead of Greenbank in 55.15.

There was a Loughborough one-two in the women’s 100m butterfly as Harriet West (58.65) edged Charlotte Atkinson (59.14) to win. Atkinson also won silver in the women’s 50m butterfly, clocking a time of 27.21.

In the men’s 800m freestyle Tobias Robinson secured a second-place finish (7:59.35), Emily Barclay won bronze in the women’s 50m freestyle (25.72), and Marion Hanquet’s brave swim in the women’s 1500m freestyle saw her finish just outside the medals in fourth place (17:30.04).

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