JEMMA Lowe has completed a dream British swimming double and is surely heading to the World Championships in Barcelona.
The sensational Hartlepool sportswoman was a convincing winner tonight in the 100 metres butterfly final at the British Gas Championships in Sheffield.
Lowe triumphed in a time of 58.02 seconds at Ponds Forge to add the 100 metres title to the 200 crown she won on Wednesday night at the World Championship trials.
It was a brilliant swim from the 23-year-old, the only slight disappointment being she was agonisingly outside the 58-second barrier.
“I haven’t managed to do a 57-second race since 2011, so obviously I really want to do that and my dream is to get to 56 before I retire,” she told SportMail on Friday night ahead of the final.
And she gave it a really good go this evening.
J Lo was second at the half-way stage, Rachael Kelly touching at the turn in 27.31 seconds, just 0.11 in front of the Swansea ITC swimmer.
But Lowe came flying back in a rapid 30.6 seconds to beat Kelly into second place.
Kelly (Loughborough Univ) clocked 58.49 seconds with her team-mate, Tilly Gray, picking up bronze a further second back in 59.4.
It has been a masterclass from the two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in Sheffield.
Lowe has won all six of her races, the two finals being especially sweet victories.
Post-London 2012, GB swimming will be taking a smaller team than usual to the worlds in Spain.
However, it would be a major shock should J Lo not get picked in her events, in which she has the qualifying time in both.
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