PARALYMPIC GAMES: Davies stuns on games debut while Trowbridge clubmate Moores shines

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Trowbridge Amateur Swimming Club youngster Chloe Davies announced herself to the world in spectacular fashion as she thundered to victory in her heat in the womens' S14 100m backstroke this morning at London 2012.

The 13-year-old, who is making her Paralympic Games debut, was first at the turn and held off the challenge of the Netherlands' Marlou van der Kulk to finish first in 1:09.22.

Davies qualified fastest for this evening's final at 7.38pm and put herself in a prime position to win a medal, despite being Team GB's youngest athlete at the games.

Meanwhile, Davies' Trowbridge ASC clubmate Aaron Moores also shone on his Paralympic Games bow as he qualified third-fastest in the mens' S14 100m backstroke heats.

The 18-year-old recorded a new personl best time of 1:04.80 as he finished second in his heat behind Dutchman Marc Evers, qualifying third fastest for the final at 7.31pm.


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