GB Deaf Swimming Finish World Championships with a full set of Medals

GB Deaf Swimming Finish World Championships with a full set of Medals

The final two days of competition saw Great Britain pick up a further medal to finish the championships with 6 in total. After a chilly penultimate day golden girl Danielle Joyce lined up in the 50m Backstroke final. Having set a new world records in the heat the crowd watched on in anticipation of an exciting race and they were not to be disappointed. In an unbelievably close final where both the gold and silver medal time dipped under the world record mark that Danielle had set in the heat. Danielle picked up silver to add to her gold and 2 bronze medals she’d achieved earlier in the meet. After the race Danielle said “I am leaving my first ever World Championships with gold, silver and two bronze and a world record. I’m over the moon with my swims. The support here and back home has been phenomenal.

During a championships that has seen all the squad members pushing themselves hard to achieve finals, national records and numerous personal best, this really has been a performance to be proud of and will surely see them build on this in the coming years as they prepare for the Deaflympics in 2017. There is still a lot of hard work and hours in the pool to do but the signs are very positive.

The team are now spending some time relaxing with family and friend before flying back to the UK where they will arrive at Heathrow on Tuesday morning.

Total Team Medal round-up: 

1 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze Medals

Individual medals winners:


Danielle Joyce 1 Gold

1 Silver

2 Bronze

100m backstroke and new World Record

50m backstroke -World record in the heats and then both she and the gold medallist broke that World Record in the finals!

200 back and Mixed Freestyle Relay

Jack McComish 3 Bronze 400IM, 400 freestyle, 4 x 100 Mixed Freestyle Relay
Emily Noden 1 Bronze 4 x 100 Mixed Freestyle Relay
Tom Baxter 1 Bronze 4 x 100 Mixed Freestyle Relay


Key results from the final two days of the Championship


50 freestyle Matthew Oaten started us off with a personal best,

Jack McComish made semi finals,

100m Backstroke Oliver Kenny and, Luke Nisted swum personal bests
400 Individual Medley Jasmine Seamarks swum a massive personal best to set an age group record
200m Individual Medley Oliver Kenny did a second personal best
100m Breaststroke Lucy Walkup came 7th.
200m Individual Medley Jack McComish came 4th
1500m Kieran Holdbrook came 8th
Mixed Relay Danielle Joyce was on the backstroke holding her own against the men, Jack McComish (breaststroke) Oliver Kenny (Fly) Emily Noden anchoring the relay finishinf 5th
50m Backstroke Danielle Joyce broke the world record in 30.82 to make the final

Emily Noden also swum into the final

50m Breaststroke Jack McComish broke the Great British record to earn a place in the final

Matthew Oaten and Oliver swam personal best times

400m Freestyle Emily Noden broke the Welsh record in a new personal best to come 7th
200m Fly Ollie come 6th
50m Backstroke Danielle Joyce claimed silver medal

Emily Noden came 8th

100m Fly Lucy Walkup come 8th
Women’s freestyle Relay Emily Noden, Jasmine Seamarks, Lucy Walkup and Danielle Joyce came 5th breaking the Great British record
Men Freestyle Relay Jack McComish, Tom Baxter, Luke Nisted and Matthew Oaten (who broke the minute for the first time) came 4th
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