Britain's Davies wins world short-course bronze

Georgia Davies

Britain’s Georgia Davies has claimed 100m backstroke bronze at the World Short-course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China.

Davies, 28, shared third-place with Australia’s Minna Atherton after both finished in a time of 56.74 seconds.

Olivia Smoliga, of the USA, took gold in 56.19secs, ahead of Hungarian Katinka Hosszu in 56.26.

“That was a strange final but I’m really pleased getting on the podium,” said Davies.

“It’s a really nice end to my 2018 cycle.”

The swimmer also finished third in the event at the last edition of the World Short-course Championships in Canada two years ago.

Short-course swimming events are raced in 25m pools, unlike the Olympic and major world championships which are ‘long-course’ and thus raced in 50m pools.

Davies will return for her favoured 50m backstroke event on Friday.

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