Booker, Goodman Get It Done On Night 3 Of British Summer Championships


With the 2022 Commonwealth Games on the horizon, British swimmers not attending that quadrennial event took to the Ponds Forge pool on day 3 of the British Summer Championships.

Among them was 21-year-old Lily Booker of Loughborough, who doubled up on her previous victory in the women’s 400m IM with a win in the 200m breast.

Stopping the clock in a time of 2:26.92, Booker represented the only swimmer of the field to dip under the 2:30 threshold in the event. In doing so, she clocked a new personal best, overtaking her previous career-quickest standard of 2:27.30 from last year.

The men took on the 50m breast sprint, with Putteridge’s Lawrence Palmer cranking out a time of 28.28 to win the 19+ age category.

However, nearly beating that time in the men’s 17-year-old race was Elliot Woodburn of Millfield. Woodburn logged a mark of 28.30 to win his age race by over a second. Woodburn owns a lifetime best of 27.94 from this year’s European Junior Championships.

Additional winners tonight included multi-event winner Jakob Goodman reaping gold in the 200m fly in 1:58,76 while Sophie Shaw topped the women’s 100m back field in 1:02.09.

Although Jonathan Adam won the men’s 100m backstroke in a time of 54.48 in the evening, the Bath man logged a new lifetime best of 54.00 in the heats. With that new PB, Adam joins the club of now 11 British men who have clocked times between 53.9 and 54.8 this year.

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1 year ago

Jonathon Adam also set a big PB of 54.00 in the 100 backstroke. There are now 11 (eleven) British men between 53.9-54.8 so far this year, as well as a bunch of juniors on the cusp of getting into the 54s. No doubt we’ll conspire to ensure none of them push on to the 52s, or at least 53low, by 2024 – But there is enough there to make us hopeful.

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1 year ago

His first 50 was quick going out wonder why he didn’t enter the 50 the day before

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