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Guy claims 100m Butterfly title on Day 5 of British Championships 2014

In the 100m Butterfly Millfield’s James Guy swam a massive personal best to take the title in 52.55 in Tollcross.

Having already lowered his PB during qualification, Guy, who broke the British 400m Freestyle Record earlier this week, swam a great final 10m to finish 0.02 seconds in front of Adam Barrett (British Gas National Centre Lougborough) in 52.57. Barrett’s teammate Thomas Laxton finished third in 52.75.

Guy said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic. I had no idea where I was in the last 5m and I certainly didn’t know what sort of time it was so when I saw the board it was great.

“Getting a PB in the qualifiers was definitely a confidence boost but to go on and win it was brilliant.”

Middlesborough’s Aimee Willmott had a strong final 10m in the 200m Butterfly to take her second gold of the week in a personal best 2:07.97 below the England nomination time.

Tilly Gray (British Gas National Centre Bath) finished in 2:10.59 to take silver.

Defending champion Francesca Halsall took her third gold of the competition in an all-English 100m Freestyle final in 54.12. Amelia Maughan (Aquae Sulis) was just 0.24s off a podium finish in sixth with 55.64.

On a night in which Sophie Taylor completed her hat-trick of British breaststroke titles and City of Derby’s Adam Peaty (27.43) finished 0.02 ahead of 100m champion Ross Murdoch in the 50m event, it was the turn of the next generation of Somerset breaststrokers to star in Junior Finals.

Emma Cain (Millfield, 1:11.15) claimed 100m Breaststroke gold and Jessie Foster (Aquae Sulis, 1:12.67) finished fourth.

Taunton Deane's Charlie Attwood (29.73) claimed bronze in the Junior final won by Jack Burton (Plymouth Leander) in 28.92.

Finals Day 5

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