Welsh swimmer Calum Jarvis competing at the World Championships.

Proud Calum Agonisingly Close To Worlds Medal

By Liz Byrnes in Gwangju

Calum Jarvis was a proud man after the Great Britain 4x200m freestyle relay squad finished fifth at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

The 27-year-old swam the second leg as the British quartet came home in 7mins 02.04secs, just 0.06secs off the podium as Duncan Scott set a new national record of 1:44.91 on the lead-off leg.

Great Britain had won the event at the last two World Championships but their task was made a little bit harder by virtue of swimming from lane one.

Jarvis – who was born in Ystrad in the Rhondda – was more than happy with the performance the four had produced.

He said: “We ‘re a competitive team, being in an outside lane obviously makes it quite hard.

“I think if we’d have been a bit further in, we’d have been in there a bit more in the mix.

“I think we’re all great competitors and we all nailed our race plan. We’ve done ourselves and the nation really proud.”

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