Romford Town’s Binning bags five medals

PUBLISHED: 08:00 25 May 2017

Romford Town's Lewis Binning and Daniel Gencas won gold and silver in the 400m freestyle

Romford Town's Lewis Binning and Daniel Gencas won gold and silver in the 400m freestyle


Young swimmer impresses at London Championships

Romford Town's Amelia Moule won 100m backstroke silverRomford Town's Amelia Moule won 100m backstroke silver

It was a weekend to remember for Romford Town Swimming Club’s Lewis Binning as he picked up a five-medal haul at the London Age Group Championships at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

The 14-year-old began with a fourth-place finish in the 100m breaststroke final, before rounding off day one with a well-earned silver in the 50m breaststroke.

Binning was just edged out in 100m backstroke final, finishing fourth again, before combining with Daniel Gencas to produce a fine one-two in the 400m freestyle.

There was another medal for Binning as he claimed bronze in the 50m butterfly, before rounding off the event in style with a second gold in the 200m individual medley.

Amelia Moule, also 14, finished sixth in the 400m freestyle and followed it up with a fine silver in the 100m backstroke.

The youngster finished seventh after making the 50m breaststroke final, before rounding off her meeting with eighth and sixth-place finishes in the 100m breaststroke and 200m freestyle respectively.

Gencas finished eighth in the final of the 200m freestyle and seventh in the 100m backstroke before ending with a fifth-place showing in the 50m butterfly.

Nathan Banga swam a new personal best to finish seventh in the 400m freestyle, while Joshua Eguakhide occupied the same spot in the 50m butterfly final.

Town head coach Gary Rogers said: “This year’s Age Group Championships have been tough. The level of competition has been very high and I am pleased to see some excellent results.

“Many PBs have been achieved by Town’s youngsters, even though they may not have made finals. This too needs to be recognised, as well as the excellent medalist’s achievements.

“We will continue to train hard and look forward to seeing the selections for the national rankings.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Romford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Romford Recorder