British Swimming Championships: Charlotte Atkinson narrowly misses hat-trick

Charlotte Atkinson
The swimmer from Douglas is the fist ever Manx born British champion swimmer

Manx teenager Charlotte Atkinson narrowly missed out on a hat-trick of British titles at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Alys Thomas won the 100m butterfly in 57.85 seconds with Atkinson 0.37secs down in silver and her Loughborough team-mate Rachael Kelly third.

Atkinson, 19, clinched gold in both the women's 50m and 200m butterfly earlier in the week.

Her title made her the first-ever Manx-born British champion.

She set new Manx records in all three events.

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