2017 BRITISH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, April 18th – Sunday, April 23rd
- Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield
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Two-time Olympic silver medalist in Rio, Jazz Carlin, got the job done last night in the women’s 800m freestyle notching a winning mark of 8:30.56. Although well outside the automatic and consideration standards set by British Swimming, Carlin was happy to have a great returning reception in Sheffield.
As originally reported:
WOMEN’S 800 FREESTYLE – FINAL HEAT
- FINA A – 8:38.56
- British 1st place standard – 8:20.18
- British consideration standard – 8:26.19
- The Podium:
- Jazz Carlin – 8:30.56
- Holly Hibbott – 8:31.78
- Camilla Hattersley – 8:36.42
Well off her silver medal-winning time of 8:16.17 from Rio, Jazz Carlin still cranked out a win in the women’s 800m freestyle tonight, touching in a solid 8:30.56 for gold. In her first 800m freestyle race since the Olympics, Carlin took several months off of swimming entirely, so the 26-year-old is simply enjoying racing again and getting back into her groove.
Following along on Carlin’s hip the entire way was World Junior Championship bronze medalist in this event, Holly Hibbott. Hibbott charged along with Carlin from start to finish, touching the wall just over a second behind in 8:31.78. That’s only .2 off of her own personal best of 8:31.56 from Singapore and a vast improvement on her 7th place finish at this same meet in 2016. Hibbott won the Target Tokyo 200m freestyle final last night in 2:00.58.
Bronze went to Camilla Hattersley of the City of Glasgow, who rounded out tonight’s podium in 8:36.42. Hattersley finished in 2nd place last year in a mark of 8:30.99.
With no woman placing under the British consideration standard, it appears to be unlikely that GBR will have an 800m freestyle representative in Budapest.