Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Britain topped medal table at World Transplant Games 2015

Swimming.org

Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad topped the medal table at the 20th World Transplant Games after winning an impressive 245 medals across 14 sports, including 88 from the swimming pool: 60 gold, 21 silver and 7 bronzes.

The games, which were held in Mar Del Plata, Argentina from 22 – 30 August, saw 21 British swimmers, aged between 16 years and 80+, represent their country and compete on an international stage.

Woodhall Spa’s Declan Bennett, who received a kidney transplant in 2009, was named the Outstanding Junior Male athlete of the games after winning gold in the 50m, 100m and 200m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and 50m Breaststroke, as well as in the 4x50m Medley Relay and 4x50m Freestyle Relay.

Speaking after the games, 16 year-old Bennet said: “To say I am over the moon is not enough. My aim going into these World Games was to medal in at least one event, so what I achieved was completely unexpected.”

Bennett was also part of the British quartet who set a new World Record in the Men’s 4x50m Medley relay alongside Bill Noble, Liam Barnett and Martin Graham. Continue reading for full results

 

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