December 8 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 16, 2013
Marren brings relay squad home to victory
Amy Marren stormed to another superb gold at the IPC World Championships in Canada in the early hours of this morning.
Hall Mead pupil Marren, 15, had claimed her first senior title earlier in the week when winning the S9 cateogry 200m medley, leading a GB clean sweep in Montreal.
And the Romford Town youngster returned to the pool after a rest day to anchor the 4x100m freestyle relay squad to another excellent victory.
Steph Millward led the team off with a strong opening leg, with Susie Rodgers putting them into third place at the halfway point.
Claire Cashmore edged them up to second before Marren took over on the final leg and brought GB home in a time of 4.27.95.
Canada claimed silver in 4.35.41, just ahead of the USA (4.35.95) and Marren’s exploits won praise from ten-time Paralympic medalist Nyree Kindred MBE.
Speaking on Twitter, Kindred said: “Absolutely amazing anchor leg from @swimstar2008 well done GB girls.”
It meant a third medal at the event for Newham-born Marren, following silver in the 100m freestyle, and she still has the 100m butterfly and backstroke to compete in, as well as another relay before returning to her Hornchurch home.
Christine Ohuruogu and Mo Farah have been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.