November 30 - Britain enjoyed another evening of success at the IPC World Short Course Championships in Rio de Janeiro after Stephanie Millward (pictured) claimed gold in the SM9 200 metres individual medley, finishing ahead of team-mate Claire Cashmore.

Millward, a 27-year-old from Corsham, took the race out hard from the start and she look powerful through the backstroke leg but Cashmore began to catch her on the breaststroke.
As the race entered the final 50m Cashmore had the lead but Millward's freestyle was too strong and she took the lead with just 25m to go.
Millward touched in a time of 2min 33.18sec, adding gold to the bronze medal she had won in the S8 100m butterfly last night.


She said: "I really enjoyed it.


"I wasn't feeling well earlier but I knew I just had to get in there tonight and do it.


"I was slightly disappointed with the butterfly yesterday but it made me hungry for success today.
"I am pleased to have a gold under my belt before the backstroke.


"My coach said to push the race on my backstroke and my breaststroke which are my best and worst strokes and it worked to plan tonight."
Cashmore touched in 2:34.35 to win the silver medal and Australia’s Ellie Cole won the bronze in 2:36.01.  

Natalie Jones went into the women’s S6 50m butterfly ranked in third place and swam a good race to win the bronze medal and break the British record.
It was close at the turn with Russia's Anastasia Diodorova, America's Casey Johnson and Jones all swimming stroke for stroke.
After the turn it was Diodorova that took advantage and moved into the lead.


Johnson pulled away from Jones as the British swimmer touched in 41.40 to win the bronze in a British record time.
Diodorova won the gold in a world record time of 38.86 and Johnson won silver in 40.67.
Sam Hynd, who lowered the world record in the heat of the men’s SM8 100m individual medley, but missed his first turn in the final and battled through to pull himself up through the field.


He moved from fifth place to third and secured the bronze in a time of 1:08.16.
Gold went to Australia's Peter Leek in a world record time of 1:04.66 and countryman Blake Cochrane won the silver in 1:07.92.
Lars Humer, Britain's head coach, said: "There were some good swims tonight and we saw personal bests which is always our aim.


"Although we didn't have athletes in a lot of the races because of the small team we have out here.


"But everyone that was competing reached their finals.
"I have been pleased with the start that we have made to the competition.


"It is a slower start than at previous competitions but that is down to the programme of events and our smaller team but we are taking our chances when we are racing."



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