Budapest: Britain’s Kathleen Dawson won the women’s 100 metre backstroke final twice in one night at the European swimming championships on Friday after the first result was annulled.
Dawson had won the first race in 58.18 seconds but returned to the Budapest Duna Arena pool two hours later to do it all again, this time in 58.49. My coach got me back into the right mindset and sure enough I was able to go through and produce the swim that I did, she said.
Kira Toussaint of the Netherlands had less to celebrate, finishing fourth after ending the first final in the silver medal position, with Italy’s Margherita Panziera coming through in the re-run. Russia’s Maria Kameneva was third in both.