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Golden success for super-Steven
11:00am Friday 30th November 2012 in Local
KIDDERMINSTER swimmer Steven Boyce won a hat-trick of medals at the 2012 Downs Syndrome World Swimming Championships.
The 27-year-old earned gold in the 100-metre butterfly in a time of one minute and 31 seconds and bronze in the 100m backstroke (1.38).
He was also part of the Great Britain quartet that came second in the 3x50m relay at the tournament, which was hosted by the Italian city of Loana last week.
Boyce has been supported by his parents and also received a £400 grant from Wyre Forest District Council’s Expressions scheme.
He said: “I really enjoyed the experience. “My parents and I would like to thank the Expressions fund for help towards my trip, and the support I’ve had from my family and friends.”
Meanwhile, Wyre Forest SC members achieved an outstanding 74 county qualifying times in this weekend's club championships.
Wyre Forest overall winners club championships: 200m freestyle — Jess Lewis 2.19.86); Jack Rowley 2.08.75; 200m butterfly — Natasha Walker 2.48.82, Johnathan McMahon 2.27.78; 200m backstroke Jess Lewis 2.35.37, Calum Tinsdale 2.20.73; 200m breaststroke — Jess Lewis 3.02.64, Jordan Chapell 2.43.12 Age group winners: 200m freestyle — Eleanor Bainbridge, Nicole Tanser-Voets, Abbie Rowley, Helena Shackleton, Natasha Walker, Jessica Lewis, Lizzie Hall, Alex Rosser Barnett, Josh Guest, Olly Jones, Nathan Hawkins, Calum Tinsdale, Nick Thorleyand James Bainbridge (CBT).
200m butterfly: Ellie Bainbridge, Amber Wright, Abbie Rowley, Helena Shackleton, Natasha Walker, Jess Lewis, Adam Newey, Josh Guest, Johnathan Mcmahon, Jack Rowley and Nick Thorley.
200m backstroke: Ellie Bainbridge, Nicole Tanser-Voets, Abbie Rowley, Helena Shackleton, Natasha Walker, Jess Lewis, Adam Newey, Josh Guest, Ryan Larkin, Nathan Hawkins, Calum Tinsdale, Jack Rowley and James Bainbridge.
200m breaststroke: Ellie Bainbridge, Olivia Jay, Abbie Rowley, Alice Hayden Jones, Natasha Walker, Jess Lewis, Alexander Rosser-Barnett, Josh Guest, Ryan Larkin, Nathan Hawkins, Johnathan McMahon and James Bainbridge.