Great Britain leapt back to the top of the medal table at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships on Wednesday after Maisie Summers-Newton and Louise Fiddes each won their first world crowns.
Seventeen-year-old Summers-Newton took first place and broke her own world record in the SM6 200-metre medley, where defending champion Elli Simmonds finished fourth.
Fiddes, 18, clinched her maiden world gold in the S14 100-metre breaststroke, overtaking Michelle Alonso Morales of Spain after the turn to complete a memorable win.
The results at this year’s championships have been all the more special considering they’ve come on home soil. Speaking to BBC Sport after her win, Summers-Newton said:
“It means everything to do it in this venue and in front of my family and the home crowd. My family have supported me in everything – taking me to training and competitions and without them I couldn’t do what I do now.”