Freya Anderson Sneaks Ahead Of Anna Hopkin To Close Out Edinburgh Int’l


The 2022 Edinburgh International Swim Meet wrapped up today with several Olympians further establishing their baseline of racing with the all-important British Swimming Championships on the horizon for April.

In a fierce womens’ 100m freestyle duel, 21-year-old Freya Anderson battled with Anna Hopkin all the way to the wall, with the pair ultimately separated by merely .02.

Anderson wound up with the gold in a mark of 54.55 while Hopkin’s result of 54.57 rendered the former Arkansas Razorback as tonight’s silver medalist.

Hopkin’s time represented her 2nd sub-55 second outing on the day, as she claimed the top seed with a morning swim of 54.73. She was able to slice another .16 to nearly catch Anderson while Plymouth Leander’s Aimee Canny was also under the 55-second threshold in 54.76 for a nice new personal best.

Hopkin owns the British national record in the women’s 1free event with the 52.75 she logged in Tokyo, while Anderson is the nation’s #3 woman of all-time with a PB of 53.31.

Sweden’s Louise Hansson represented Loughbourgh successfully in the women’s 50m fly, as the former USC Trojan clocked 26.77 to come away with the women’s 50m fly gold. Stirling’s Keanna MacInnes nearly caught Hansson at the end, finishing in 26.91 for the silver.

MacInnes’ time came within striking distance of the Scottish national record, a standard which remains at the 26.75 Sian Harkin logged nearly 9 years ago.

Additional Notes:

  • We reported how former University of South Carolina Gamecock swimmer Lewis Burras put on a show in the men’s 100m free heats. The 21-year-old earned a top-seeded effort of 48.45 for a new lifetime best and also check-in as the 6th fastest Brit ever in the event. Burras dropped the final, which left Jacob Whittle to take over the top of the podium in 49.67 tonight.
  • Austrian Felix Auboeck took gold for Loughborough in the men’s 400m free in 3:50.92.
  • James Guy got it done in the men’s 100m fly, beating the field by over a second with a mark of 52.40.
  • Loughborough’s James Wilby was the fastest 50m breaststroker, producing a time of 27.37 to beat the field.

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10 months ago

As Thomas said, Abbie Wood deserves to be mentioned, she went 2:10:64 which puts her as the equal fastest person in the world this year in the LCM 200IM alongside Mckeown.

10 months ago

Ross Murdoch didn’t race here despite living and training not far from here and didn’t race at the mccullagh international a few weeks ago either, has he retired?

Dressel will come 3rd in 100 free in Paris
Reply to  yoo
10 months ago

After Tokyo he said during an interview that he was looking forward to a (sort of) ‘home’ Commonwealth Games, so unless he’s had his plans turned upside down, I think it was always his intention to keep competing to at least Birmingham 2022.

Thomas Selig
10 months ago

Aimee Canny had a very good meet. Won the 50 free skins and also went sub 2 minutes in the 200 free. One to keep an eye on. Freya Colbert another teen who performed well throughout. Trials are going to be interesting this year: the disruption in the last two years means that we may well see some big time drops from some of the younger swimmers. We’ve already had Medi Harris for instance with a big breakthrough in the 100 back, and expecting a few more like that.

Not mentioned in the article, and it’s not showing in the live results for some reason, but Abbie Wood went 2:10:64 to win the 200 IM in the last event, which… Read more »

Reply to  Thomas Selig
10 months ago

Canny is South African, right?

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