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LEN European Junior Swimming Championships Day 3 - Gold for Dean & Relay Bronze for Goodman

4 to 8 July 2018 - Helsinki.

Somerset club swimmers Rachel Anderson, Lily Booker and Jakob Goodman (Millfield) and Laura McMab (Team Bath AS) all featured on the third day of the European Junior Championships.


Tom Dean became Britain's third gold medalist at the European Junior Games - quickly following that up with a relay bronze. 

Lily Boseley (1:01.86), Tatiana Belonogoff (1:08.34), Emily Large (58.88) and Freya Anderson (53.40) - two of whom already have golds from this Championship - comfortably won their 4 x 100m relay final in a competition record 4:02.48, finishing 2.04s ahead of Russia in silver. Dean became European Champion in the 200IM - in a Competition Record time 1:59.17, taking almost half a second off his personal best to finish 2.25s ahead of Maksim Stupin (RUS, 2:01.42). Then Dean (1:48.49) swam the third leg of GB Men's 4 x 200m freestyle relay (7:17.73), picking up a bronze alongside Harry Constantine (1:50.49), Jakob Goodman (Millfield, 1:49.48) and Luke Turley (1:49.27) who had all earlier qualified in seventh place with 7:26.18.  Israel (7:16.28) took the Gold with Russia (7:17.49) in silver. Lily Booker (Millfield, 2:30.54) finished eighth in the 200m breaststroke final which saw Russians Anastasia  Makarova (2:26.29) and Alena Chekhovskikh (2:26.87) claiming gold and silver.

Rachel Anderson (2:03.68) won her morning 200m Freestyle heat and Laura McNab (2:03.52) finished fourth in her heat to qualify for the semis. Anderson (Millfield, 2:03.61) and McNab (Team Bath AS, 2:04.11) both competed in the first semi-final, coming in seventh and eighth respectively. Multi-event winner Ajna Késely (HUN, 1:59.75) topped the standings. 

Lauren Cox (28.71) secured a third place finish in Semi-Final 2 of the Women's 50m Backstroke. Cox (28.51) went on to claim silver in the Final which was won in a new European Junior Record and Championship best time by fastest qualifier Daria Vaskina (RUS, 27.90). Lily Bosley (29.13) had narrowly missed out on her chance to progress after finishing fifth in the first semi-final.  In the 200m Butterfly Jacob Peters missed out on a medal by 0.38s, finishing fourth behind reigning European Junior Champion and record holder Kristof Milak (HUN, 1:53.94). Federico Burdisso (ITA, 1:56.40) and Denys Kesil' (UKR, 1:56.45) claimed silver and bronze respectively.

Emily Large managed a season's best 59.16 performance in the second Women's 100m Butterfly semi final, comfortably beating her competition and qualifying fastest for her final. Team mate Keanna MacInnes (1:00.63) finished third in the first semi and also progresses to the final. Ciara Schlosshan (1:01.14) had missed out on progression finishing 10=.

Archie Goodburn won his 50m Breaststroke semi-final in the third fastest time, 28.34. Goodburn swam 28.30 to fifth place in the final won by Vladislav Gerasimenko (RUS, 28.03). Gregory Butler (28.59) made Reserve.

Leah Crisp (17:02.41) came 12th in the Women's 1500m Freestyle won by Ajna Késely (HUN, 16:21.19).

EJ Record holder Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS, 1:59.66) and Daniel-Cristian Martin (ROU, 1:59.66) continued their rivalry in the Men's 200m Backstroke, winning their semi-finals. Nicholas Pyle swam 2:04.27 in the heats and ranked 22nd.

Tomer Frankel (ISR, 49.23) held off the fast finishing challenge of Andrei Minakov (RUS, 49.24) to secure Men's 100m Freestyle gold by 0.01s

After Day 3 of the event in Helsinki Britain sit third on the medal table with $G, 2S and 1B. Russia top the table with 10G, 7S and 2B with Hungary in second place with 8G, 1S, 3B.

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