Olympic Debut For Jazz Carlin, Girl Power & Fun Harnessed For A 4:04 Ticket To Rio

Jazmin Carlin goes through shock, joy and elation to 'massive weight off my shoulders' as she takes a Rio ticket in 400m free - by Ian MacNicol

British Championships Glasgow, Day 5 It was not quite Super Saturday but in the context of the week-long struggle Britain’s top swimmers have had in their pursuit of instant tickets to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, berths to Brazil for Commonwealth champions and Bath University teammates Jazmin Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (2:09.66, 200IM) before Ben…

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I’m pleased for Jazz Carlin. I didn’t give her much hope after the 800m; 8:27 and looking out of sorts. But to come back and get close to her best was a great performance and she richly deserves her ticket. A gutsy swim with all that went before. A good night all round for automatic QT’s. Ironically, however, the swim of the evening for me was Shuttleworths 1500m which was just outside the QT, although he is surely on the plane.

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