Derventio eXcel's Molly Renshaw won her first National Gold medal in taking the SENIOR National Gold medal in the 200m Breaststroke tonight.
Molly, who finished just 0.9 outside the Olympic Qualification time left everything in the pool and won the Gold medal in a New British and English Age Group Record (subject to ratification) in a time of 2.27.72.
The whole poolside were going crazy supporting Molly down the final 50m in her Olympic Team bid, and at the tender age of 16 years old, showed great maturity and strength to give her all in the final.
Molly who was interviewed at the medal ceremony said she was "gutted" to be so close to her dream in the race, but gave everything. She is now looking forward to swimming for her country at the European Junior Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, where she flys out to in just 10 days.
Molly would like to thank all of the swimmers, parents, and other well wishers for making the journey to support her tonight.
Well Done Molly, we are very proud of you!
Other Derventio eXcel swimmers in action today were Abbie Wood, the Schools Games Champion was the youngest swimmer to compete at the tender age of 13 years old. Sarah Vasey who was outside her best time, but will look to one of her favourite events the 100m Breast tomorrow.