Team GB Duo Win Maiden World Golds at 2019 Para Swimming Championships

DailyStoke Team

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.”

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