Stephen wins bronze in World Championships

PUBLISHED: 12:10 12 June 2008 | UPDATED: 08:30 02 June 2010

A MEMBER of Chatteris Kingfishers swimming club won a bronze medal at the World Championship Sprint Triathlon in Vancouver, Canada. Stephen Mavin secured his medal last Friday. The 32-year-old competed over a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. Mavin s b

A MEMBER of Chatteris Kingfishers swimming club won a bronze medal at the World Championship Sprint Triathlon in Vancouver, Canada.

Stephen Mavin secured his medal last Friday.

The 32-year-old competed over a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run.

Mavin's background has always been in swimming.

After starting with the Chatteris club at a very early age he went on to join City of Peterborough Swimming Club at the age of 14 and went on to swim internationally.

Mavin, from Somersham, has been back training with Chatteris Kingfishers over the last few months to prepare for the championships, concentrating on stamina and long-distance technique.

With his success in the World Championships he now hopes to go for a British Record in the 50m Butterfly at the British National Masters Championships in Sheffield.

Members of Chatteris Kingfishers were also celebrating on Saturday after one of the members smashed a club record.

Rachel Minett set a record in the 50m breaststroke at the club's Sprint Championships, held in Ely.

The Kingfishers were in excellent form as they started the first round of their championships with 59 personal bests set throughout the five events of 50m butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle together with the 100m individual medley.

Michael Green, from Chatteris Kingfishers, said: "With so many swimmers doing so well at this event it is impossible for me to single out any one swimmer for special praise, but it must be said that the commitment to training of all the swimmers taking part will surely lead to continued success for the Kingfishers in future events.


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