World Championships bronze for Heart of Midlothian’s Keanna Macinnes

Keanna Macinnes set a new Scottish junior record
Keanna Macinnes set a new Scottish junior record
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Capital swimmer Keanna Macinnes has picked up a bronze medal at the FINA World Junior Championships in the USA.

Heart of Midlothian’s Macinnes, who has just turned 16 and attends Firhill High School, beat Olympian Hannah Miley in a 200m butterfly race back in July and that clearly gave her confidence heading to Indianapolis.

On Thursday, she eased through the heats in a time of 2:10.87 in the 200m butterly, the time being a new Scottish junior record.

Macinnes then broke that time in the final, posting 2:09.64 to pick up the bronze medal. Macinnes’ Great Britain team-mate Emily Large won the gold in 2:07.74 with Suzuka Hasegawa of Japan second in 2:08.29.

George Clough (Warrender Baths Club) and Lexie Waller (Heart of Midlothian) are the other locals involved at the meet.