Bury’s Chris claims two more medals

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Chris Walker-Hebborn had a fortnight to remember in Berlin, winning three golds and one bronze medal at the European Aquatic Championships.

After victories in the 100m backstroke and mixed 4x100m medley last week, the Bury St Edmunds-born swimmer added another two medals to his haul in Germany.

Last Thursday Walker-Hebborn took the bronze in the 50m backstroke with a time of 25 seconds, with Russia’s Vladimir Morozov (24.64) finishing first.

Walker-Hebborn — who won two golds in the Commonwealth Games earlier this summer — capped off a successful event with gold in the 4x100m medley relay on Sunday.

Alongside Adam Peaty, Adam Barrett and Ben Proud, the Great British team finished first with a time of three minutes 31.73 seconds, nearly a second ahead of the teams from France (3.32.47) and Hungary (3.33.11) in the other medal positions.

The swimmer tweeted afterwards: “What an incredible summer it has been, five golds and two bronze. Thank you for all the support. Now time for a well-earned break!”