Fareham Nomads talent clinches national medal

Joe Davies won a bronze medal at a national competition in Sheffield
Joe Davies won a bronze medal at a national competition in Sheffield
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Joe Davies is celebrating after claiming a bronze medal at the Swim England National Summer Meet in Sheffield.

The 15-year-old Fareham Nomads talent clinched the 50m backstroke medal by just 0.02 of a second.

Davies lowered his personal best by almost one second as he clocked a time of 29.02sec.

Nomads head coach Davi Ferreira said: ‘Joe had an excellent race.

‘He had a very good start, maintained his stroke through to the middle 20 to 25 metres and finished very strong.

‘Joe finished third in a very hard-fought race – with the fourth swimmer finishing just 0.02 seconds slower. A massive well done to Joe.’

A week earlier Davies raced at the British Summer National Championships in the 100m and 200m backstroke, also at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

He finished 20th in the 15-years age group in the former in a time of 1min 2.89sec.

And he followed that up with 18th in the 200m event after stopping the clock in 2.15.24 – another huge improvement on his personal best.

Ferreira added: ‘It was a great first experience at the British Summer National Championships for Joe.

‘There was a bit of nervousness but that is getting better as he begins to get used to the big stage.’

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