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Swimmer Chloe Davies leads way with British best

By Somerset Guardian  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

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Midsomer Norton swimmer Chloe Davies picked up a gold medal hat-trick and set two British records as she was named top girl at the National Disability Short Course Championships.

The 13-year-old, who narrowly missed out on a medal at the Paralympics this summer, returned to the pool with a packed schedule of eight events at the two-day meeting in Sheffield.

Davies stormed to 100m backstroke gold in a British record time of 1min 7.19secs and also claimed the 100m and 200m individual medley titles, the latter with a national record of 2:34.6. She was also just 0.03 seconds away from a third record in the 100m medley.

Prior to the championships, the Norton Hill School pupil, who trains at the University of Bath, was recognised for her impressive achievements this year at the Bath Chronicle Sports Awards, where she was among the three finalists in the Disability Sports Person of the Year category.

Davies has two weeks at home before joining the British disability swimming team for a two-week training camp in Dubai. After Christmas, she will restart training as she looks to qualify for the World Championships in Canada next August.

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