SWIMMING: European gold for Carlin

SWIMMING: European gold for Carlin

SWIMMING: European gold for Carlin

First published in Sport The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Editor

JAZZ Carlin continued her golden summer with victory in the women's 800m freestyle at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin tonight.

Carlin, 23, clocked a new championship record of 8:15.54 as she romped home victory, ahead of Spain's Mireia Belmonte Garcia (8:21.22) and Boglarka Kapas, of Hungary (8:22.06).

The Wiltshire swimmers's time was nearly four seconds inside the former championship mark of 8:19.29 set by France's Laure Manaudou set in 2006.

Carlin also won the event at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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