Taipei – University of Bath student Anna Hopkin celebrated her upcoming 21st birthday in style by winning 50m freestyle gold at the 2017 British Swimming Championships in Sheffield.
Hopkin, who studies Sport & Exercise Science, set a new personal best of 25.07 as she beat Olympic silver-medallist and fellow Sports Training Village-based swimmer Siobhan-Marie Oâ€™Connor to the sprint title on Thursday.
â€œIt feels amazing, itâ€™s a really great feeling,â€ said Hopkin, who is part of Mark Skimmingâ€™s training group. â€œI began to tie up a bit at the end but I got my head down and got to the wall.
â€œIâ€™m still improving, which is great, and I have a lot to work on. Iâ€™m turning 21 on Monday so to do this is the best birthday present.â€
Fisu Athlete stories: Anna Hopkin – Swimming – 29th Summer Universiade 2017, Taipei, Chinese Taipei
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