13 July 2009

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Anne Bochmann and Emma Gra­ham on win­ning gold medals in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay at the Euro­pean Junior Cham­pi­onships in Prague on Saturday.

Along with team mates, Eleanor Faulkn­er (Co Sheffield) and Danielle Stir­ratt (Co Cardiff), they also set a new Euro­pean Junior Record for the event. The team clocked 8:08.31 to break the record held by last years GB team by just over half a sec­ond. The team’s splits were as follows:

  • STIR­RAT Danielle 2:02.97
  • FAULKN­ER Eleanor 2:02.31
  • GRA­HAM Emma 2:02.24
  • BOCHMANN Anne 2:00.79

Spe­cial men­tion to a fan­tas­tic anchor leg by Anne, who took over in sec­ond place but soon over­hauled the team from Swe­den to win by over 2 sec­onds, and give Team GB its first of two gold medals at the meet.Well Done Girls!