Hartlepool swimmer Jemma Lowe reaches European Championship 100m butterfly final

GOLDEN WONDERS: Britain's Jemma Lowe, Christoph Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty and Fran Halsall after their gold medal swims

GOLDEN WONDERS: Britain's Jemma Lowe, Christoph Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty and Fran Halsall after their gold medal swims

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JEMMA Lowe is in contention for another European Championship medal after reaching the 100 metres butterfly in Berlin.

The 24-year-old, who struck gold with the Great Britain team in the 4x100m relay on Tuesday night, made tonight’s final as the sixth fast qualifier.

It was a good day for J Lo who carried the confidence of her part in the world record swim into her two races.

In the morning, she finished second in heat two in 57.43 seconds to make it into the semis.

The Hartlepool star was drawn in lane six in the second semi and produced a well-paced swim to be fourth in 57.34 seconds and sixth overall in the two races.

J Lo has already achieved one of her goals in Berlin – to swim faster than in the Commonwealth Games.

And she is likely to have to go faster again tonight in Germany to get among medals, but certainly her perfomances thus far have been a step forward on what she did in Glasgow.

Sarah Sjoestroem qualified in first position after the 21-year-old Swede won in 57.39 ahead of Inge Dekker, from the Netherlands, in 57.83.

Only three swimmers got under 58 seconds, with Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen the other to do it by winning the second semi in 57.45

Lowe was also beaten Italian duo Elena Di Liddo (58.04) and Iliaria Bianchi (58.28).

Jazz Carlin followed up her gold medal at the Commonwealth Games by storming to the top of the podium in the women’s 800 metres freestyle in Berlin.

The Welsh swimmer won in a personal best time of eight minutes 15.54 seconds.

Aimee Willmott secured her second medal of the Euros with silver in the women’s 200m individual medley.

The 21-year-old from Middlesbrough won bronze in the 400m medley final on Monday and went one better over the shorter distance, finishing runner-up to Katinka Hosszu in a time of 2min 11.44secs.

Scotland’s Ross Murdoch took silver in the men’s 100m breaststroke while Georgia Davies sealed bronze in the women’s 100m backstroke.

Chris Walker-Hebborn, who has already won two golds in Berlin, was third in the 50m backstroke.