Derbyshire Takes GOLD at the Commonwealth Youth Games

Derbyshire Takes GOLD at the Commonwealth Youth Games

Team England’s emerging talent delivered more medals on the penultimate day of swimming at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa

There was further success for Team England in the 4x100m Freestyle relays. The men’s quartet of Chisholm, Joe Litchfield, Tom Derbyshire and Lewis Clough got stronger as the race went on, claiming silver in 3:28.10. In the women’s event, Darwent, Boyle, Darcy Deakin and Tazmin Pugh dipped under their entry time to win bronze in 3:50.83.

Team England swimmers celebrated their first medals of the Commonwealth Youth Games with Tom Derbyshire and Georgina Boyle claiming Freestyle golds on day one in Samoa.

After qualifying fastest for the Women’s 200m Freestyle final, Georgina Boyle over powered the opposition, storming home to take England’s first gold in 2:00.72.

After the race, a delighted Boyle said: “I’m pleased with that swim. It’s been a long season and to swim so close to my best and win gold is amazing.”

Tom Derbyshire thrived under the pressure of being the fastest entry for the Men’s 1500m Freestyle event, dominating the race to win gold in 15:31.18.

Derbyshire, who swims for Royal Wolverhampton, said:  “That was a good time and I am really pleased to have won gold. It’s difficult to race up front on your own for so long. I think I could have gone quicker if there had been more competition to spur me on.”

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