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Team GB swimmer Angharad Evans sets new British record at AP Race International

Angharad Evans smashed the British 100m breaststroke record in the AP Race International late last month to become the first British woman to swim the event in under one minute and six seconds.

Completing the heats in second position, Evans, who is from Little Abington, dominated the final to take the gold medal from the Dutch and Estonian national record holders, who took silver and bronze respectively.

She also bettered Molly Renshaw’s standing British long course record by 0.67 seconds.

Little Abington swimmer Angharad Evans. Picture: Team GB
Little Abington swimmer Angharad Evans. Picture: Team GB

As well as becoming a new record holder, racing at the AP Race London International 2024 at the London Aquatics Centre, Evans won silver medals and set new personal bests in the 200m and 50m breaststroke finals.

She completed the competition as third-placed female athlete overall, taking a purse of £2,500 in the process.

Last month, Evans, who is a former Linton Village College pupil, fulfilled a lifelong dream of Olympic selection for Team GB for the upcoming games in Paris. In qualifying for the squad at the recent British Swimming Championships, Evans missed Renshaw’s time by just 0.06 seconds.

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