Simmonds claims golden double at Mare Nostrum
LIZZIE Simmomds struck double gold to conclude a successful 24 hours at the Mare Nostrum swim meet in Canet.
Simmonds followed up on her victory in the 100m backstroke with a dominant display over double the distance, leading from start to finish to clock 2:08.94.
She also picked up silver in the 50m backstroke, as British swimmers achieved ten podium finishes at the two-day event in France.
Amy Smith also struck gold in the 100m freestyle while Liam Tancock edged out team-mate Chris Walker-Hebborn to win bronze in the 50m backstroke final.
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