London 2012

Jemma Lowe won a second silver while Fran Halsall took silver in Istanbul

Last Updated: 16/12/12 10:54pm

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Jemma Lowe on her way to a second bronze medal in Istanbul

Jemma Lowe on her way to a second bronze medal in Istanbul

There was more British success at the World Short-Course Championships with Jemma Lowe and Fran Halsall picking up medals on Sunday.

Lowe claimed her second medal of the meeting in Istanbul when adding another bronze to her collection in the 100m butterfly.

After qualifying third in the two-length event she touched in that position in a new Welsh record of 56.66 seconds.

"I am over the moon with that result," she said. "We have only just started speed work in training - for one week - so I wasn't sure how my speed was going to be.

"I just gave it my best tonight because I knew it was going to be a real fight and I wasn't sure whether I was going to touch and get bronze but I did in the end and I am so happy."

Halsall then took silver in the 50m freestyle following a turbulent few months that saw her miss out at the London Olympics.

The Loughborough swimmer was in the mix from the outset and touched in 23.87 seconds.

"It's good. It's a nice feeling to get a medal again," she said.

"So after a tough summer and a little bit of a confidence knock it's good to come here and get a medal - it is definitely a step in the right direction."

Meanwhile, Ryan Lochte clinched his fifth and sixth gold medals of the week when he won the 100m medley and anchored the USA's 4x100m medley relay team to victory.

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