Hannah Miley wins European short course medley gold

Hannah Miley

Britain's Hannah Miley won gold in the 400m individual medley at the European Short Course Championships in France - her third medal of the week.

Miley set a new European record of four minutes 23.47 seconds to add gold to her two silvers in Chartres.

The 23-year-old Scot finished in front of Hungarians Katinka Hosszu and Zsuzsanna Jakabos.

Fellow Briton Aimee Willmott set a personal best of 4:32.56 to finish in fourth place.

Miley, who was seventh in the 200m individual medley and fifth in the 400m individual medley at London 2012, broke the European record of 4:24.21 set by Spain's Mireia Belmonte Garcia in 2010.

"I'm shocked that I was that fast," Miley told British Swimming.external-link "Last year I went 4:26 and I was hoping to clock the same time again this week or maybe go a little quicker.

"To post that time for a new European Record is amazing. This week has been good for me even though tonight was very tough. I thought Katinka was going to come past me at the end but I dug deep to hold on."

Britain took an 18-strong team to Chartres ahead of next month's World Short Course Championships in Istanbul.

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