Swimming: Anaconda’s Donovan impresses on London duty
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Anaconda youngster Tommy Donovan swam for London at the Dave Mccaullagh International Open in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
The 17-year-old from Tufnell Park was picked after a fine display at the Winter Championships in November and competed in four events.
He finished fifth in the 50m breaststroke final in 30.27, third in the B finals of the 100m breaststroke (1.08.08) and 100m butterfly (59.15) and fifth in the 50m butterfly (26.88).
He said: “I’m pleased that I qualified for finals in all of my events and although I wasn’t on my personal bests I’m very happy I swam faster in the evening finals.
“I’ve been struggling with niggling injuries so my training hasn’t been great. I wanted to see how I’d cope against strong competition in a long-course pool.
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“I’m reasonably happy with my performance and enjoyed the experience of representing London.”
Donovan is set for a warm weather camp in Italy next month and is also due to compete at the British Championships in Glasgow.
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