25th May 2018
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Golden Amy warms up for island games in style with medal haul at Glasgow open

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With the island games just around the corner Gulberwick swimmer Amy Harper’s form in the pool continues to go from strength to strength.

At the East District Open at the Toll Cross Leisure Centre in Glasgow at the weekend she won gold in the 50 metres freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle and 800m freestyle.

On day one in the 50m freestyle Amy qualified for the final as third fastest qualifier. In the final she went over a second faster than she did in the heats to set a new personal best and take the gold with an outstanding time of 27.41.

The heats of the 100m freestyle saw all the top swimmers at the event swim slower than one minute, and Amy went into the final as the third fastest qualifier. In the final she went almost three seconds faster than she had done in the heats, a PB of 58.65 and the gold number two of the day.

The 400m freestyle saw gold number three of the day and another PB of 4.27.77.

Day two saw the gold rush continue as Amy claimed the gold in both the 200m and 800m freestyle events, a dominant performance from the 19-year-old.

Amy’s highlight of the weekend was the 50m freestyle, made even sweeter by the fact she achieved what is known as an ASA time. That means she will travel to Sheffield to take part in the British Gas ASA National Championships from 14th to 17th June.

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