Bound for Rio


It is always good to hear of the success of ex-students.  Yesterday (April 14th), on a day when every Britain-team international podium placer and established name in the pool fell shy of the tough cuts for instant selection to the Rio Olympic Games at trials in Glasgow, Max Litchfield, an unheralded 21-year-old from Sheffield and ex Carleton student, stepped up to take the one golden ticket of the day.

The 21-year-old coached by Russ Barber at City of Sheffield, will race as a senior for Britain for the first time at the European Championships in London next month on his way to an Olympic debut after stopping the clock at 4:12.05 at the helm of the 400m medley final: inside the chop by 0.03sec.

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Photo courtesy of Pontefract & Castleford Express