Golden boy Chris becomes a record breaker

RECORD BREAKER: Chris Walker-Hebborn, who has clinched two gold medals at the European Championships
RECORD BREAKER: Chris Walker-Hebborn, who has clinched two gold medals at the European Championships

Bury St Edmunds-born swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn continued his scintillating form to win two European Championship gold medals and clinch a world record in the process.

Following on from his golden display at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow two weeks ago, the 24-year-old again proved his credentials to clinch gold in the 100m backstroke final last night (Tuesday) in a time of 53.32 seconds overhauling 2011 world champion Jeremy Stravius and Germany’s Jan-Philip Glania in the final metres.

And the evening got even better for Walker-Hebborn as along with Adam Peaty, Jemma Lowe and Fran Halsall, Great Britain scooped gold in the mixed 4x100m medley in a world record time of three minutes and 44.02 seconds to beat Australia’s previous record by two and half seconds.

Walker-Hebborn will now be looking to add a further medal to his tally as he starts his assault on the 50m backstroke competition later today (Wednesday).