Brianna Throssell claimed a silver medal overnight at the FINA World Short-Course Swimming Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.
Our Perth City girl joined the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team of Angie Bainbridge, Marieke Guehrer and Sally Foster to finish the night with a silver medal behind the USA (3:31.01) in 3:32.90 to take Australia’s total medal haul to five – one gold, three silver and two bronze.
It is Brianna’s first international competition as a member of the Australian Swim Team is regarded more for her prowess in the butterfly, however was called up to the 4×100 freestyle relay earlier in the week.
“It’s been an amazing week. I’ve had some great swims individually and now to finish the week with a medal in the relay is just awesome”
“I’ve learnt so much this week and this will certainly help as we plan for the future”.
Bria has two medals from her first ever senior international team following her heat swim for the silver medal winning medley relay team last night and the women’s 4x100m freestyle tonight.