Friday, 19 July 2013

Abbie wins 2 more medals on Day Two of EYOF

After claiming Gold in the 400m IM on the first day of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Holland, Abbie Wood had a busy second day of the meet with five races.

In the 200m Breaststroke final, she finished incredibly fast down the last 50m to overhaul her competitors to win her second Gold of the meet in a time of 2:32.87.

“To get the gold in the 200m Breaststroke was so great because it’s my favourite event,”  she said.

Less than an hour later, Abbie was just 0.14 seconds shy of claiming a third gold in two days as she touched second in the 200m Individual Medley final. She lowered her personal best by two seconds to set a 2:19.46 but after turning last at 100m and fourth at 150m, she couldn’t quite haul in Hungary’s Greta Szilvasi (2:19.32) in the dash for the wall.

“It was a very close race and I came back strong on my breaststroke but it was just not quite enough.”

Her final race of the day was in the Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay where, with Abbie swimming the Breaststroke leg in a 1:12.99 Brs split, the Great Britain team just missed out on the medals for a 4th place finish.

Click the link below to watch Abbie in action in the 200m Breaststroke

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