December 12 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Youngster celebrates again in Canada
Amy Marren claimed her third gold medal of the IPC World Championships in Canada with a record-breaking performance last night.
The 15-year-old Hall Mead pupil won the S9 100 butterfly title in a new British best of 1:10.07, beating Spanish rival Sarai Gascon by half a second and eclipsing Steph Millward’s previous national record.
And her latest success completed a golden hat-trick after victory in the 200m medley and 4x100m freestyle relay, following silver in the 100m freestyle at the start of the week.
“I didn’t know it was a British record. I wasn’t expecting that at all,” said Romford Town’s Marren.
“I’m delighted but there is still a lot to work on for me in the event and I will be trying my hardest to do that.”
Newham-born Marren could add more medals to her haul on the final day of competition as she lines up in the 100m backstroke and 4x100m medley relay events.
Christine Ohuruogu and Mo Farah have been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.