Siobhan-Marie O'Connor wins Euro short course bronze

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

Britain's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor won her first senior international medal at the age of 16 with European short course bronze in Chartres, France.

The Bath teenager finished third in the 100m individual medley with a personal best time of of 59.72 seconds.

Hungarians Katinka Hosszu and Zsuzsanna Jakabos took gold and silver, with Britain's Sophie Smith in fifth.

"I'm really happy because I didn't expect to come here and medal," said O'Connor,external-link who turns 17 on Friday.

"I've been putting in really hard work in training so to come away with a medal and my first senior medal, I'm over the moon. Obviously I was going in ranked third so I knew I had a chance but anything can happen in a race.

"I was a bit nervous because that was only my second senior final but I just pushed hard and managed to go a bit faster than the semis."