Davies, far right, celebrates her second gold of the European Championships in 4x100m mixed relay.

Davies And Thomas Both In The Medals In Glasgow

Georgia Davies and Alys Thomas both bagged medals at the European Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

Davies added to her gold medal in the 50m backstroke with another gold in the 4x100m mixed medley.

The Loughborough-based swimmer helped Britain to a European record having easier qualified for the 100m backstroke final.

Davies joined swim sensation Adam Peaty, James Guy and Freya Anderson, as they took gold in a European record time of 3.40:18.

“I wanted to do the best I could to qualify for the final tomorrow but save some energy for this relay,” said Davies.

“I really wanted to give as best a start as I possibly could for the rest of the guys.”

“In the call room you have your friends around you and you don’t want to let them down.

“But for me that’s not pressure – it’s something that makes me feel, ‘Yes, I have to do this’, which is encouraging.

“I knew the other three were going to be strong and I had to step up to their level and I’m really proud that I managed to do that.

Russia were pushed into silver medal position and Italy bronze.

Peaty said: “I was probably feeling about a nine out of 10 today, after the World Record I was a bit sore, but it was great to get back into the pool and win.”

Commonwealth champ Thomas struck bronze in the 200m butterfly in 2:07.42 behind Hungarian Boglarka Kapas (2:07.13) and Russian Svetlana Chimrova (2:07.33).

The 27-year-old admitted it had been a crazy year after her exploits on the Gold Coast for Wales in April.

Thomas celebrates her 200m butterfly bronze.

“It’s been a pretty crazy year for me. I am pretty happy to just get on that podium with that extra round in there it takes a bit more out of you.

“I’ve been consistent with three 2:07s, so I am happy with that.
“Just to have been myself and my coach away in Australia and popped that 2:05 (to win the Commonwealth title) – we had set our sights on 2:06 so to go 2:05-mid was a bit ‘ooh hello’.

“That defines crazy if you like.”

Cardiff’s 2016 Olympian Chloe Tutton also qualified for the 200m breaststroke final after finishing second in her semi-final in 2:26.62..

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