Max Litchfield claims British record to land World Short Course silver

Max Litchfield
Litchfield finished strongly to claim his silver medal

Max Litchfield set a new British record to win silver in the 400m individual medley at the World Short Course Championships in Canada.

The 21-year-old from Sheffield, who was fourth at the Rio Olympics, clocked four minutes 00.66 seconds, beating Joe Roebuck's 4:01.63 from 2009.

"Honoured to be on the podium, what a great way to end an amazing 2016! A cheeky British record too," he tweeted.

Gold went to defending champion Daiya Seto of Japan, who won in 3:59.24.

Litchfield's success followed earlier medals for team-mates Andrew Willis and Georgia Davies.

Welsh swimmer Davies, 26, won bronze in the 100m backstroke and Englishman Willis, 26, took silver in the 200m breastroke.

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