British Championships 2015 - 2


This afternoon's session at the Olympic Pool saw the final of the 200m Breaststroke for the British Championships 2015.

Ross, who had swam a season's best of 2:09.48 in the morning heats, was going into the final alongside strong competition of the likes of Adam Peaty, Andrew Willis, Craig Benson.

In the end, it was Peaty who managed to take the win with a strong final 15m which saw him push past Andrew Willis and Ross Murdoch to take victory in the second fastest time recorded this year, 2:08.34. Andrew and Ross were close behind recording the third and fourth fastest times this year respectively of 2:08.59 and 2:08.90 - the fastest time currently held by Yasuhiro Koseki of Japan, 2:07.77.

Craig Benson, Calum Tait and Michael Jamieson were 4th, 5th and 6th respectively in the final.

Before the race Ross commented,

"The depth of breaststroke talent in the UK is insane and anyone who has made the final could win the race. I'm just coming back from illness so I'm not feeling the pressure, I’'ll just have to wait and see what happens and hope I can put myself in the mix."

Nevertheless, Ross seemed positive with his performance, coming away from his first day of events with a season's best and his second and third fastest recorded best times.

Ross will next compete on Friday in the 100m Breaststroke in which he will face many familiar faces from the 200m.

Further information on the championships can be found on Swim Vortex and Scottish Swimming.

A live feed of the results is available here.

Selection Policy for the World Championships 2015 can be found here.

Tags: British Championships, 200m Breaststroke, Adam Peaty, Andrew Willis, Ross Murdoch, Top 4 World Rankings