Jemma Lowe secures place for Shanghai

Welsh swimmer Jemma Lowe sealed her Great Britain place for July's World Championships with victory at the National Championships in Sheffield.

The 21-year-old pipped Fran Halsall by 0.01 seconds in the 100m butterfly, setting a new Welsh record of 57.43.

Lowe takes the second GB butterfly spot in Shanghai alongside Melbourne-based Ellen Gandy, who qualified in March.

"I'm so surprised that I managed to win, I normally lose out in close races, I'm just very happy," Lowe said.

"I'm just really happy with the time because I haven't PB'd [personal best] in three years, it's such a good feeling.

"I've always preferred the 100 [rather than the 200m] I think just because it's the shorter event - I don't think anyone likes 200 'fly, it's a very hard event.

"Hopefully in Shanghai I'll maybe do more PBs and maybe get on the podium."

The World Championships take place in Shanghai, China, from 16-31 July.