Brown secures second gold at British Gas Swimming Championships

PUBLISHED: 09:25 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:28 01 July 2013

Swimmer Adam Brown

Swimmer Adam Brown


HATFIELD Swimming Club’s Adam Brown added the men’s 100m title to his 50m crown at the British Gas Swimming Championships in Sheffield on Sunday.

The new British record holder for the 50m Freestyle, followed up that success in style.

America-based Brown faced tough opposition in Plymouth youngster Ben Proud and Glasgow’s Robbie Renwick, but pulled clear to get the 100m gold in 48.67secs, under the qualifying mark for the World Championships.

Renwick won silver in 49.17secs with Proud this touching in 49.48secs.

“It has given me a lot of confidence this week,” said Brown.

“I knew I had good front speed and have been working on my back end so I just wanted to put it all together.”

On Wednesday London 2012 Olympian Brown broke Mark Foster’s five-year old British record to take 50m Freestyle gold on the opening night of the championships.

Ducking under Foster’s mark of 21.96secs, Brown touched in 21.92secs to finish ahead of Proud in 22.01secs and Andrew Weatheritt of Loughborough University in 22.62secs.

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