Gold in Glasgow


National Performance Centre swimmer Tom Hamer set the qualification time needed for the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games in the heats and finals of the men’s S14 200m Freestyle.

In the heats he set a time of 1:57.27 and broke the British record. In the final he clocked 1:57.49 and secured gold with a score of 969.

“It’s been a good day today,” Hamer said. “I’m a bit disappointed with the time. I should have gone quicker in the final but I paced it a lot better tonight.

“It would mean the world to me to go to the Paralympics this summer hopefully I get there and I’ll be in the mix.”