Triple gold for Will as swimmers celebrate

CPWG_130815CB_00196A tremendous day of swimming at the Harvey Hadden pool saw the 29 gold medals won by five of the six competing nations at the CPISRA World Games. England, with the largest number of competitors, struck gold 14 times.
Will Holland-Leavens, a 24-year-old swimming teacher from Salford, lead the way with victories in the S6 category for 100m backstroke, 200m IM and 50m freestyle.
Several swimmers managed a two gold medal haul; Isaac Dunning of Greenock shone in the S9 100m backstroke and the S9 50m freestyle.

Others celebrating two golds were Australia’s Rachel Staines, Thomas Maher of Ireland, Andras Szeni of Hungary, and England’s Hayley Milnes, Neil Smith, Megan Short and Maya Brisco.

CPWG_130815CB_00185Sixteen-year-old Grace Harvey from Ware in Hertfordshire, produced two outstanding performances in the SM7 IM, improving her own British record to 3min 18.2sec in the heats, and then lowering it again to 3min 16.73sec in the final.