Kat in the medals in Samoan Games

Kat Greenslade earned three medals for Wales
Kat Greenslade earned three medals for Wales
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Preston Swimming Club freestyler Kat Greenslade represented Team Wales at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa, coming away with three medals and several new personal best times.

Her best event was the 200m freestyle, where she swam a new personal best time in the heats to qualify for the final and then took a further half a second off in the final to get a silver medal, in a time of 2.01.69.

England won this event and Australia came third.

The other two medals came in the team events, a bronze in the 4x200m freestyle (Australia first and England second) and another silver in the 4x100m freestyle, where Greenslade was anchor leg and went head to head with Team England’s fastest freestyler , in order to bring the Welsh team home in second place in a time of 56.3.

Australia again took first place.

Greenslade also made finals in her other three events, just missing out on a medal in the 400m freestyle, touching in 4th in a new personal best time, and coming 7th in the 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley.

The Runshaw College A level student said: “This was one of the best experiences of my life.”

Her coach Samir Ahmed, said: “I’m very proud, not just of the results she’s achieved, but the journey to get her there. She’s put in a lot of time and effort and reaped the rewards.

“Thanks go to Preston Swimming Club, the Swim Wales team, Preston City Council and Runshaw College for all their support.”

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