23 December 2013Another Welsh record for Swindon's Carlin
The former Swindon Tigershark smashed her previous 800m freestyle best by nearly five seconds as she touched home third on the second and final day of Duel in the Pool.
The time of 8:12.01 shattered her previous mark of 8.16.91 and saw her finish third in a European Allstars 1-2-3 headed by Mireia Belmonte Garcia and Lotte Friis.
However, despite the efforts of the former Wootton Bassett School pupil, Europe could not hold on to their 68-54 overnight lead against the United States at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, the venue for next summer’s Commonwealth Games.
The US pulled it back to 131-131 after the scheduled 30 races and then won the mixed relay tie-breaker in a world record time of 1:37.17 to ensure they remain unbeaten at Duel in the Pool, although the winning margin was a mere 0.2 seconds.
The 132-131 result was the closest Duel to date and Europe’s Robbie Renwick hopes the event will provide ‘a little taster’ of what is to come at Glasgow 2014.
“The crowd were amazing. We couldn't have asked for any more,” said the Scot.
“It’s a little taster of what’s to come this summer.
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