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Marren tipped for more medals

PUBLISHED: 10:17 16 August 2013

Amy Marren (centre) celebrates her first gold in the 200m medley (Pic: British Swimming)

Amy Marren (centre) celebrates her first gold in the 200m medley (Pic: British Swimming)

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Romford Town coach hails young talent

Romford Town coach Gary Rogers admits he is excited by the potential in Amy Marren, who won her first world championship gold medals this week.

Hall Mead pupil Marren took the 200m medley title in Canada, after winning 100m freestyle silver, and anchored the 4x100m freestyle relay squad to victory in the early hours of this morning.

The 15-year-old still has to swim in 100m backstroke and butterfly, as well as another relay.

Rogers said: “They’re not her main events, but she’s still got to be in with a chance of medals. GB are in with a shout of medals in the relays.

“The medley swim was brilliant and she is an exciting prospect.

“The freestyle was a little bit disappointing as Amy has been beating the girl who beat her all year, but I think it might have been first day nerves more than anything.”

As for the future, Rogers sees room for more improvement, adding: “There are lots of things we can still work on to push on considerably further. She’s only 15 and there’s not a lot of strength there yet.

“I’m quite excited by it, although you never want to tempt providence!

“The goal is Rio and from a British Swimming point of view, they are looking for her to be a multi-medal winner.”


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