Sunday 4 December 2016

Henshaw, Quin and Slater win gold for Britain at IPC European Championships

Published 04/05/2016 | 21:36

Charlotte Henshaw was among Britain's gold medallists at the IPC European Championships
Charlotte Henshaw was among Britain's gold medallists at the IPC European Championships

Charlotte Henshaw, Scott Quin and Stephanie Slater claimed gold on a successful fourth day for Great Britain's para-swimmers at the IPC European Championships in Madeira.

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Henshaw reprised her 2009 victory in the SB6 100m breaststroke, Quin won gold in the SB14 100m breaststroke and Slater came out on top in the S8 100m butterfly.

Paralympic silver medallist Henshaw provided the most dominant performance and said afterwards: "It's good to get a marker down now and I'll know what I've got to do for the next few months. I'm excited to hear the national anthem again.

"I think that's the highlight of anyone's sporting career."

Quin added: "I'm kind of over the moon right now. I can just relax now and go back and sit down with my coaches and see what I can do to make myself go quicker."

There was also silver for Bethany Firth in the SB14 100m breaststroke and bronze for Hannah Russell in the S13 100m freestyle.

Great Britain lie third on the overall medals table with 11 gold, nine silver and four bronze.

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