Siobhan O'Connor

European Short Course Swimming Championships: Bronze in British record time for Siobhan-Marie O'Connor in Denmark

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Last Updated: 03/01/14 4:19pm

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor: Claimed her second medal of the championships in the 100m IM

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor: Claimed her second medal of the championships in the 100m IM

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor rounded off a highly successful European Short Course Championships with bronze in the 100m IM in a British record time.

The Bath swimmer had already secured the silver medal in her favoured 200m individual medley and continued her impressive form in the 100m equivalent.

Having comfortably qualified for the final, winning her heat and touching home in second, 0.03 seconds off the winner, in the semi-final on Friday, O'Connor went into Saturday's medal race full of confidence.

It certainly showed as the Sports Scholar not only did enough to claim the bronze medal but did so in a new personal best and British record time of 58.26 seconds.

The European Short Course Championships saw O'Connor claim her first senior international medal in 2012 and a year on another two see the 18-year-old end 2013 on a high.

She will now hope to extend her fine run of form into 2014 where the Commonwealth Games takes prominence on the swimming calendar.