More medal success for Swansea swimmers
Swansea students Jazz Carlin and Georgia Davies have added to Wales' medals haul at the Commonwealth Games in India.
Swimmer Jazmin (Jazz) Carlin, from Sketty, Swansea, has doubled her Commonwealth Games medal haul. In addition to winning the silver medal in the 200m freestyle event, Jazz has also claimed bronze in the 400m freestyle event.
Jazz, who trains at the Wales National Pool Swansea, recently enrolled at the University to study for a BSc in Accounting and Finance in the School of Business and Economics.She was the first Welsh woman to claim a Commonwealth Games medal since Pat Beavan in 1974, and the first to claim a freestyle medal since Valerie Davies in 1930.
Meanwhile, in the 50m backstroke, first-year Law student Georgia Davies secured bronze in a time of 28.33 seconds. Georgia, who also trains at the Wales National Pool Swansea, qualified for the final as the third fastest swimmer. She is quoted in the Western Mail as saying: "I only imagined being on the podium in my dreams and I never imagined it would come true until I qualified in third. I thought it could actually come true.
“I am a little bit gutted because my finish wasn’t that great and in the semis it was spot on.
“My coach said that was the only thing wrong with the race. But I am just thrilled and so is he; he was nearly in tears when he saw me and that made me start crying.”
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