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Newz Forum: OLYMPICS: David Davies earns 1500m bronze

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posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 01:26 PM
David Davies dug deep to claim a second swimming bronze medal for Great Britain in the men's 1500m freestyle in Athens. The 19-year-old smashed the British and European records, clocking 14 minutes 45.90 seconds to add to Steve Parry's 200m butterfly bronze.

Australian Grant Hackett successfully defended his Olympic crown in a new Olympic record time of 14:43.40.

American Larsen Jensen took the silver medal after a tough fight with Hackett, who remains unbeaten since 1997.

Davies moved up into second place at the 550m mark before he was eventually overpowered by Jensen 400m later.

The Welshman knocked a massive 12 seconds off his personal best as he battled to bronze.

BBC Sport


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