Team GB European Medal Haul


Teenager Amy Marren beat GB team-mate Stephanie Millward to gold in the SM9 200m individual medley at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

The 15-year-old led from start to finish to win in a time of two minutes 35.10 seconds, almost three seconds clear of Millward (2:38.08).

“The medley is an event that is close to my heart,” Marren told BBC Sport.

“To come here and win a medal – I’m over the moon.”

Marren, who was born missing part of her right arm, had been beaten by Millward, 32, in both the 100m and 400m freestyle events earlier in the programme.

But Millward was full of praise for her younger rival.

“Amy keeps me swimming hard and fast and we are always pushing ourselves,” she said. “She deserves the gold and I’m lucky to race her.”

But Ellie Simmonds was beaten for the second time this week by Ukraine rival Yelyzaveta Mereshko.

The four-time Paralympic champion had to settle for silver in the S6 100m freestyle with Mershko also breaking the Briton’s European record with 1:13.80.

There were also silvers for Matt Walker and Hannah Russell, while in the S14 200m freestyle events, GB won silver and bronze in both the men’s and women’s races with Tom Hamer and Jessica-Jane Applegate finishing ahead of team-mates Jack Thomas and Chloe Davies.

And Eleni Papadopoulos won her first major international medal with bronze in the S10 200m medley to take GB’s overall medal tally to 51 medals with two days of action remaining.