Swimming: Bethnal Green Sharks strike gold for Tower Hamlets

Bethnal Green Sharks duo Lucas Malcev and Ahmed Dawood won swimming medals for Tower Hamlets at the

Bethnal Green Sharks duo Lucas Malcev and Ahmed Dawood won swimming medals for Tower Hamlets at the London Youth Games - Credit: Archant

Two Bethnal green Sharks swimmers won gold medals at the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace.

Tower Hamlets took a 27-strong squad to the event for pupils in year five and six and Ahmed Dawood won the 50m freestyle in 32.18secs.

Sharks clubmate Lucas Malcev followed that up with a 50m backstroke win in 34.72, nearly two seconds ahead of the field.

Bethnal Green Sharks also saw Isla Roberts finish fifth in the girls’ 50m backstroke in 39.31 secs and Nino Saito Figuera take eighth in the boys’ 50m butterfly in 36.89.

And Dawood, Saito Figuera, Thomas Roberts and Malcev were 10th in the boys’ 4x50m freestyle relay in 2mins 22.80secs.


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Bethnal Green Sharks head coach Tony Ansell delivers talent lane swimming, in partnership with GLL, to promising youngsters in the borough.

And the also club holds main pool swimming trials at York Hall on Friday evenings at 6.50pm.

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