14 July 2012

16-year-old Sophie Tay­lor wins 2 sil­vers and a bronze medal at the Euro­pean Junior Cham­pi­onships in Antwerp, Belgium.

Sophie Tay­lor, who lives in Har­ro­gate and attends Leeds Gram­mar School, qual­i­fied for the Euro­pean Junior Cham­pi­onships at the Olympic Tri­als in March in the 100m & 200m breaststroke.

Sophie was entered by British Swim­ming in the an addi­tion­al event; the 50m breast­stroke, in which she swam a life time best per­for­mance and won a sil­ver medal. Sophie achieved anoth­er life time best in the 200m breast­stroke to earn a bronze medal. In the 100m breast­stroke Sophie came sixth. Sophie was also select­ed for the breast­stroke leg of the 4 x 100m med­ley Team relay where she swam anoth­er life time best in help­ing the team to a sil­ver medal.

The Euro­pean Junior Cham­pi­onships was a great expe­ri­ence for Sophie and she swam fan­tas­ti­cal­ly well. Next week she com­petes in the British Youth Cham­pi­onships in Sheffield where she will be vying to improve her per­for­mances, this time in City of Leeds colours.