World silver medal for Marren

PUBLISHED: 08:07 13 August 2013 | UPDATED: 08:07 13 August 2013

Romford Town's Amy Marren won silver at the World Championships (Pic: Alex Whitehead/

Romford Town's Amy Marren won silver at the World Championships (Pic: Alex Whitehead/

Simon Wilkinson -

Youngster earns first podium in Canada

Amy Marren claimed her first senior international medal with a superb silver at the World Disability Championships in Canada last night.

The 14-year-old Hall Mead pupil had reached two finals at the London Paralympics last summer, finishing fourth in the S9 400m freedstyle and fifth in the 100m backstroke.

And the Newham-born youngster made it onto the podium this time as she finished behind GB teammate Steph Millward in the S9 100m freestyle in Montreal, clocking 1:04.41 to finish ahead of Spain’s Sarai Gascon who took bronze in 1:04.54.

Their efforts helped the GB squad get the championships off to a superb start, with reigning Paralympic and world champion Ellie Simmonds landing gold in the S6 400m freestyle and Josef Craig and Jessica-Jane Applegate also being crowned champions.

Romford Town’s Marren is due to compete in the 50m freestyle and her favoured 200m medley later today (Tuesday) and is also among the entrants for the 100m butterfly and backstroke at the weekend.

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