Double gold joy in Spain for Hannah

Hannah Miley clinced two golds and a bronze medal in the Mer Nostrum tour in Barcelona at the weekend.
Hannah Miley clinced two golds and a bronze medal in the Mer Nostrum tour in Barcelona at the weekend.
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LOCAL swimming star Hannah Miley shone during the second leg of the Mare Nostrum tour held at the Sant Andreu Club Natacio, Barcelona taking gold in both the 200m and 400m individual medley, and also picking up a bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke.

Hannah was part of a strong British contingent competing in Barcelona who took home 29 medals over two days, and the Garioch’s own “golden girl” showed true class in her favoured medley events prior to the London Olympics in July.

On Saturday (June 2), Hannah was pushed all the way by fellow British swimmer Aimee Willmott in the 400m Individual Medley before stretching her lead in the breaststroke leg.

She then powered home to take the gold in 4:34.68 ahead of Spain’s Mireia Belmonte in 4:39.06 and Willmott in 4:40.12.

There was no resting up for Hannah as she took to the pool again for the Women’s 200m Breaststroke final, only just missing out on the silver medal in a time of 2:28.49 behind Marina Garcia of Spain in 2:24.83 and Kierra Smith of Canada in 2:28.41.

Following the evening’s racing race Hannah Tweeted: “Really happy with swims tonight, short turn around between the two finals but all part of training.”

On Sunday, she was again in action in the 200m Individual Medley where she again took gold, looking very comfortable and winning in 2:11.78 ahead of another fellow Brit Sophie Allen, who took silver in 2:13.51.

And to cap a great weekend for the Garioch Amateur Swimming Club, Alastair Miley, Hannah’s younger brother, made the B Final in his first ever International Competition.