Chris Walker-Hebborn Stamps Worlds & Top 10 All-Time Ticket With Pace-Setting 52.88

Chris Walker-Hebborn by Patrick B. Kraemer

The language of Popes and passion stretched from shoulder to shoulder across his chest, Chris Walker-Hebborn mnanaged a smile only a touch less enigmatic than that of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa as he tried to contain his joy: 52.88, 100m backstroke, not only this third straight national title over two laps at British Swimming Championships and a ticket to the World Championships in August but a lifetime best inside the times in which he claimed European and Commonwealth crowns last year

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The language of Popes and passion stretched from shoulder to shoulder across his chest, Chris Walker-Hebborn mnanaged a smile only a touch less enigmatic than that of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa as he tried to contain his joy: 52.88, 100m backstroke, not only this third straight national title over two laps at British Swimming Championships and a ticket to the World Championships in August but a lifetime best inside the times in which he claimed European and Commonwealth crowns last year

Comments

Danjohnrob

Congratulations to Walker-Hebborn! He has found the necessary ingredients for success and improvement, and the best stage of his career may be just ahead. However, I must add that I saw the race in which Irie swam 52.99, and something happened on his start that put him a half body-length behind immediately; I believe he can be much faster. My money would still be on Grevers and Irie for Kazan, but if he keeps improving…

Zali

Good time in back and breast for GBR. Can’t wait to see the butterfly and freestyle. Barret and Proud..come on..!

aswimfan

If only GBR had decent flyer and sprinter, they would immediately be at the top up there with the USA in m4x100 medley.

Dee

Aswim,

Britain have a flyer in Adam Barrett – He might not be amazing individually (only 51.8) but he steps up on relays every time.. 50.6 & 51.0 in 2014 LC and a 49.0 at World SC after 50 mid individually.

petriasfan

aswimfan, what the Brits need is a decent 100m free swimmer. They need someone who can anchor a relay around the 47.5 sec mark.

Dee

Agree Petriasfan,

Proud (48.8) or Scott (49.6) are the hopes of the future but it might be a bit too soon for them… If Proud can go a 48mid today, I’ll be thrilled.

Graham

Proud just went 48.70 in heats. Excited to see what he goes in the final. The British mens medley relay now really look like podium contenders in Kazan

Dee

Jarvis with 48.9 is big too – He and James Guy could well drive into the 1.45s at the Weekend… 49.9 for Grainger to go with his 400, he could go 1.46s.

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