Change Of Guard: Walker-Hebborn On 53.38

Chris Walker-Hebborn [SWpix]

Regime change was on the cards after Chris Walker-Hebborn cracked out a 53.41 lifetime best in 100 back semis at British nationals yesterday. By his side for the showdown this evening was Liam Tancock, many medalled and the dominant force in domestic backstroke sprinting for the best part of a decade. Walker-Hebborn did not flinch: the crown passed in 53.38 – and no world titles berth for Tancock either; Hannah Miley, Aimee Wilmott and Sophie Allen tick the Barcelona box

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Regime change was on the cards after Chris Walker-Hebborn cracked out a 53.41 lifetime best in 100 back semis at British nationals yesterday. By his side for the showdown this evening was Liam Tancock, many medalled and the dominant force in domestic backstroke sprinting for the best part of a decade. Walker-Hebborn did not flinch: the crown passed in 53.38 – and no world titles berth for Tancock either; Hannah Miley, Aimee Wilmott and Sophie Allen tick the Barcelona box

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