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Gold for Emily at World Juniors

Getting fantastic GCSE results and becoming a World Champion on the same day is quite an achievement. That's what pupil Emily Large did on Thursday 24 August 2017.

Competing in the 6th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, Emily came out on top and won the gold
medal in the 200m butterfly.

The Sixth Former swam an excellent race as she led the way from the start and held a lead of six tenths over junior world record
holder, Japanese competitor Suzuka Hasegawa, with 50 metres to go.

Emily touched in a new personal best time of 2:07.74, which broke the 9 year old championship record.

After the race, Emily said, "This meant everything to me. I wasn't expecting to come away with a gold medal. Hopefully everyone on our team can feed on that energy and a few more medals will come."

Emily went on to also reach the finals of the 50m and 100m butterfly events; the only girl to reach all 3 finals.

She missed out on the bronze medal in the 100m by only .02s.

Well done Emily on all of your fantastic achievements.


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