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David Davies took five seconds off the 800m Freestyle British record as the British Gas swimming team secured one final and three semi-final places after strong performances through the heat session. Davies took to heat four alongside Italian Federico Colbertaldo and Robert Hurley (Australia) and was looking to post a quick time to reach the final next day.

The Olympic silver medallist dominated the first half of his race but as the race entered the final 400m Colbertaldo began to close in on the British Gas swimmer. Davies showed his strength in the final 100m as he touched in a time of 7:45.89 to knock five seconds off his own British record time and qualified in fourth place for the final.

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European SC Championships 2007

Reports and action from the meet held in Debrecen, Hungary from 13-16 December 2007

European SC Champs 2007 Day 4: Team GB ends meet with 40 PBs

The European Short Course Championships came to a conclusion in Debrecen with Team GB finishing the meet with two British Records, two Scottish Records and a total of 40 personal bests.

Todd Cooper (Stirling Swimming) progressed to the semi finals of the 50m butterfly, where he finished in a time of 24.04 to finish 14th overall.

Video 4x50m Free Men

Cooper was also part of the 4x50m freestyle team who squeezed into the final in eighth place. The quartet of Owen Morgan (Godalming ASC), Todd Cooper (Stirling Swimming), Adam Brown (Hatfield SC/Offshore Centre) and Charles Turner (Ealing SC) improved on their heat time (1:28.75) to finish in seventh place with a time of 1:28.11.

European SC Champs 2007 Day 3 - world record for Jovanovic

Katy Sexton produced a great semi final swim to lower the British standard for 50m backstroke on day three of the European Short Course Championships in Debrecen. Sexton (Portsmouth Northsea) finished in a new British Record time of 27.99, which also secured her a place in the final.

The final itself produced another World Record, in what was proving to be a very fast championship.

Video 50m Backstroke Women

European SC Champs 2007 Day 2: Scottish records fall

Lewis Smith broke the Scottish Record twice for the 400m IM on day two of the European Short Course Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.

The 19 year old from Warrender Baths Club in Edinburgh shaved three seconds off his PB to set a new record of 4:10.88 during the heats. He then went onto better that in the final, finishing 8th in 4:10.70.

The final itself saw local hero Laszlo Cseh break his second World Record of the meet taking gold in 3:59.33. The silver medal was won by Luca Marin of Italy in 4:04.10 with Ioannis Drymonakos of Greece taking bronze in 4:05.08.

European SC Champs 2007 Day 1 - Dunning is a record breaker

Terri Dunning broke the British Record for the 200m butterfly on the first day of competition at the European Short Course Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. In what turned out to also be a World Record breaking final, Dunning (Co Birmingham) kept pace with the leaders and was in a bronze medal position going into the final 50m.

Video 200m Butterfly Women

As Otylia Jedrzejczak stepped up a gear to take the title in the new record time of 2:03.53, Dunning was just pipped at the finishing line by Germany’s Annika Mehlhorn who took bronze in 2:06.53 ahead of Dunning’s 2:06.54. Hungary’s Emese Kovacs won silver in 2:05.41.
Speaking after the race Dunning was clearly pleased with her performance.