Grant sets the gold standard
PUBLISHED: 14:30 21 April 2016
Redbridge swimmers impress for schools at championships
Ellie Grant was a class above her rivals at the London Schools’ Gala, taking two golds in the Crystal Palace pool.
The London Borough of Redbridge swimmer, who was representing King Solomon High School, won both the 50m and 100m breaststroke.
Grant was not the only club member to taste success in south London, with other Redbridge swimmers also winning gold.
Woodford County High’s Oluwatunmise Salu was triumphant in the 100m butterfly, while Oliva Roberts (West Hatch) came first in the 400m freestyle.
Roberts was busy at the gala, also taking home silvers in the 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley.
Nathan Leong, swimming for Ilford County High, was another Redbridge member who had a packed schedule, coming second in the 50m breaststroke and 100m butterfly.
Leong also took bronze in the 50m butterfly and the 100m breaststroke.
Billy Parker was the club’s only other silver medallist as the Woodbridge swimmer was second in the 200m backstroke.
Manuel Nachev, competing for King Solomon, came third in the 200m freestyle to pick up a bronze medal.
Club-mates Rhianna Jones and Kieran Holdbrook were also in action at the gala, but did not medal.
Just a week earlier, the club had also been successful at the London Youth Regional Championships, held at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park.
Grant was again in winning form, taking gold in the 50m, 100m, and 200m breastsroke and 200m individual medley as well as a silver in the 400m individual medley.
Also in action were Manon Richards, Jones, Leong, Parker, Holdbrook, Nikita Roberts, Olivia Roberts, Nachev, Eloise Montanana, Daniel Lambert and Lucy Harwood
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