Swimming

First published in Sport

FOUR gold medals and three silvers earned Pershore’s Tazmin Pugh the top 12-year old girls’ trophy in a grade one long-course meet at Coventry.

Pugh tackled some of the Midlands’ best in the 50- metre pool and started 10 events in one day with silver in the 100m backstroke.

She secured gold in the 50m freestyle in a new longcourse personal best of 29.85 seconds and rose to ninth in the United Kingdom end-ofyear rankings.

Pugh finished the morning session with another pb in the 100m breaststroke of one minute 29.37 seconds.

In the afternoon, she was fifth in the 200m individual medley but set a new pb in the 200m breaststroke and gold in the 100m freestyle steadied the ship.

In the final session, another gold followed in the 200m freestyle before an unexpected win in the 50m breaststroke event with another long-course pb of 41.57.

Silvers in the 200m backstroke and 100m butterfly ensured she recorded the best cumulative points in each of the five categories.

Pugh claimed the 12-yearold girls’ trophy over Birmingham’s Victoria Long and consolidated district qualifying times for next June’s championships at Coventry.

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