European Short Course Swimming: Davies and Roebuck win medals

Georgia Davies
Davies produced a personal best time to clinch her medal

Britain's Georgia Davies won silver and Joe Roebuck bronze at the European Short Course Championships in Poland.

Davies smashed her Welsh record in the 50m backstroke final in Sczcecin, touching home in 26.93, and later was part of the 4x50m medley team that just missed out on a bronze to the hosts.

Roebuck came through in a dramatic 200m butterfly final to secure his medal.

Meanwhile, Adam Brown finished fourth in the 100m freestyle, missing out on a podium place by just 0.05 seconds.

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Davies, who missed out on a medal in the 100m backstroke in Poland, said: "I'm really pleased. I got a new personal best and, unlike my 100, I went faster in each round.

"I raced the girls next to me as well as I could and luckily ended up with a medal.

"My luck tends to take me to bronze so I'm so glad it changed and I won silver."

She was joined by 100m freestyle bronze medallist Amy Smith, Stacey Tadd and Jemma Lowe in the medley final and they finished in 1:48.74 - just 0.04 off Poland in bronze.

Roebuck, having qualified second fastest for the final, looked out of touch at halfway but stormed back to finish in 1:51.62 - less than half a second short of his British record.

The Loughborough University swimmer said: "I made some technical mistakes but I can't complain as I got a medal.

"I came here to race un-rested and have got stronger as the meet has gone on.

"I have had a lot of fourth places at European Short Course so it feels great to finally get a medal round my neck."

British record holder Brown had already set a personal best in coming fifth in the 50m freestyle on the opening day of competition and finished the 100m final in 47.51 - just behind Hungary's Krisztian Takacs in bronze.

"My aim was to get in the top five but I'm disappointed with fourth place as I was so close to third," he said.

Hannah Miley and Anne Bochmann finished fifth and ninth respectively in the 400m freestyle final.

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