Warrender's Archie Goodburn wins gold in new British record

Capital teenager Archie Goodburn made a big splash at the British Summer Championships in Sheffield yesterday, breaking a British age group record twice and winning a gold medal.

Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 7:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 7:57 pm
Archie Goodburn

The 17-year-old from Warrender Baths Club posted a time of 28.24 – at the time a new British record for the 17-year-old age group – in the men’s 50m breaststroke heats on day two at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.

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That made him fastest qualifier and gave him lane four for the final of the 17/18 years category race later in the day.

He could have felt the pressure, but the Stewart’s Melville pupil went even faster with a time of 28.04 to just edge out Gregory Butler of Derby (28.14) in a top quality race.

In the process he broke his own British record for the 
17-year-old age group.