European Short-Course Championships: No joy for Britain

Fran Halsall, who swam in the 100m freestyle at the European Short-Course Championships in Denmark
Fran Halsall finished fifth in the 100m freestyle at the European Short-Course Championships in Denmark

Fran Halsall finished fifth in the 100m freestyle as Britain failed to win any medals on day two of the European Short-Course Championships in Denmark.

Halsall, 23, led into the final length of the race but faded, with Holland's Ranomi Kromowidjojo taking gold.

Britain's Jazz Carlin, 23 set a new Welsh record to take fourth in the 800m freestyle, with Hannah Miley, 24, finishing seventh.

Michael Jamieson, 25, was sixth in the 100m breaststroke.

Chris Walker-Hebborn, 23, was sixth in the 50m backstroke and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, 18, who won a silver medal on the opening day, reached the 100m individual medley final.

Sophie Allen, 21, was eighth in the 200m breaststroke but all eyes were on 21-year-old Russian Yuliya Efimova, who set a new world record as she took gold.

Efimova clocked two minutes 14.39 seconds to better the record set by Rebecca Soni in 2009 by 0.18secs.

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