Georgia Davies shines in ISL as countdown to LEN European Short Course Championships continues – LEN


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Georgia Davies shines in ISL as countdown to LEN European Short Course Championships continues

Europe’s best have been honing their short course skills in the powder keg atmosphere of the International Swimming League (ISL) ahead of the December’s continental gathering in Glasgow.

The inaugural season of the ISL, an innovative eight-team professional league, is setting the scene for the LEN European Short Course Championships, set for Tollcross on 4-8 December.

And an Energy Standard team featuring Brits Georgia Davies, Hannah Miley and Ben Proud roared to successive victories in the first two meetings, held in Indianapolis and Naples.

Backstroke star Davies, 28, will form a key part of the British squad for December’s showpiece and has contributed a significant points haul to the Turkey-based franchise.

She opened up with 26.94 to finish third over 50m in Indianapolis, earning six points to the overall cause, and then 57.84 across twice the distance for fourth place on the second night of racing.

The two-time Olympian, who claimed a silver medal from the European Short Course Championships in 2011, brought her time down over two lengths in Naples, touching in 26.86 to earn five ISL points.

Meanwhile Proud, twice a medallist at the European Short Course Championships, has been pushing the world’s leading sprinters all the way in a star-studded succession of freestyle races.

The 25-year-old clocked 21.39 in Indianapolis to finish second behind Olympic champion Florent Manaudou and 21.29 for third behind Manaudou and world champion Caeleb Dressel in Naples.

Clark helped Energy Standard secure some early points with a third placed finish in the 50m breaststroke in Indianapolis, a result she repeated in Naples.

Euro Swim 2019 ambassador Hannah Miley has showcased her versatility by performing across 400m individual medley and freestyle events for Aqua Centurions.

She opened with 4:10.71 in the freestyle in Indianapolis and lowered that to 4:09.61 in Naples and has competed against a strong field, dominated by USA’s Katie Ledecky, in the medley.

Among the European names to light up the early stages of the ISL have been Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom – gold medallist at the European Short Course Championships on eight occasions.

The 26-year-old, reigning Olympic 100m butterfly champion, was named MVP of the inaugural ISL meeting, earning further points for the Energy Standard cause.

Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov lit up the 2017 edition of the European Short Course with four golds in Copenhagen and he took the 50m and 100m backstroke spoils in Indianapolis.

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