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Sharks finish as runners-up

PUBLISHED: 17:26 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:25 05 October 2010

YOUNG swimmers from the Bethnal Green Sharks club battled to a second-place finish at Sunday s Mini-League gala at York Hall. The Sharks finished just 26 points behind overall winners Dagenham but overcame strong challenges from Clissold and Waltham Fores

YOUNG swimmers from the Bethnal Green Sharks club battled to a second-place finish at Sunday's Mini-League gala at York Hall.

The Sharks finished just 26 points behind overall winners Dagenham but overcame strong challenges from Clissold and Waltham Forest to take second position.

Nikita Roure was the star performer, claiming victories in the girls' Under-11 and Under-12 butterfly.

Courtney Billbrough took gold in the girls' Under-11 freestyle and came second in the Under-12 backstroke before helping the Under-10 medley relay team to second place alongside Esme Cudmore, Taylor Jackson and Debora Riscado - who also came second in the Under-11 backstroke.

Jackson and Riscado were also members of the runners-up mixed freestyle relay team with Hannah Hinde, Laurie Rankin, Zac Campbell-Martin, George Coghlan and Joe Cronin.

Leyla Kussan won the girls' Under-12 breaststroke and the boy's Under-10 freestyle relay team of Lewis Morey, Leo Oliver, James Martin and Stabley Regan also won gold.

There were second-place finishes for Natalia Khassine in the girls' Under-13 freestyle and Morgan Shipman in the boys' Under-13

butterfly.

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