Monday, August 03, 2009

Liam Tancock

Liam Tancock brought Britain's World Championships to a respectable close this weekend after the Exeter 25-year-old won gold in the 50m backstroke. Although it was Britain's only medal on the final night in Rome, it was Team GB's second gold in what is its best-ever showing at an international swimming meet, with seven medals in all.

Tancock powered home in 24.04 seconds, breaking his own world record. He has set the record three times in the past 18 months but it is his first gold at a major meet.

Nice, isn't he.

And, whilst I'm far from being a fan of these controversial new high-tech one-piece swimsuits, oh my...

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