5 June 2019
Tai takes form to Berlin as she doubles up
Alice Tai was once again the star as she claimed a rapid-fire pair of medals at the World Para Swimming World Series finale in Berlin.
In rare form throughout the competition, the double Paralympic medallist delivered spectacularly in the waters as she took silver in the 200m freestyle, before returning to the pool just minutes later to scoop gold in the 100m butterfly.
Her first effort yielded not just a medal, but a new European record, as she came home in 2:17.93, just behind Aurelie Rivard of Canada in top spot.
And she shared the 100m butterfly podium with compatriot Toni Shaw, who won silver, with London gold medallist Jessica-Jane Applegate coming in fifth.
There was another GB double in the final race of the night, as Brock Whiston dazzled on her debut on the international stage, taking silver in the 100m breaststroke, with Maisie Summers-Newton wrapping things up with bronze as Ellie Simmonds was seventh.
On a day laden with medals and unprecedented feats, Reece Dunn had earlier set the pace with a new S14 world record and a bronze medal in the men’s 200m freestyle, finishing in 1:53.57, with Jordan Catchpole taking tenth in the same race.
Dunn returned to finish tenth in the 100m butterfly, while Scott Quin was ninth in the 100m breaststroke, with action continuing until Sunday.
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