Wiffen Twins Podium at BUCS

ByEmma Porter |

Daniel Wiffen was back on the blocks fresh off winning double gold in Doha to represent Loughborough University at the BUCS Championships in Sheffield.

On the opening night, Wiffen topped the podium in the 1500 Freestyle, setting a new BUCS Championship record in a time of 14:42.05, taking 20 seconds off his previous record. Nathan Wiffen also claimed a podium position in the 1500 Free, clocking 15:54.37 to win bronze. Their podium achievements were complemented by fellow Loughborough and Ireland teammate Conor Ferguson who finished second (54.03) in the 100 Backstroke Final on the opening night of competition.

On Saturday, Daniel Wiffen produced another gold standard performance as he broke yet another BUCS record in devasting fashion with 7:43.09 in the 800m Freestyle, shaving more than 20 seconds off his record. Ferguson featured on the podium again, this time it was in the 200 Backstroke Final with 2:00.21.

Sunday evening saw Daniel Wiffen complete his hattrick of medals, winning the 400 Freestyle gold in 3:49.66, smashing the BUCS Record. Conor Ferguson was also in record-breaking form as he claimed top spot on the podium and set a new BUCS record in the 50 Backstroke with a 24.72, taking gold by just 0.01 of a second.

Uiseann Cooke was in action for Edinburgh over the weekend clocking 2:15.43 in the 200 Breaststroke Final to win silver.

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