Second World bronze medal for for Jemma Lowe

PICTURE BY VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM - Swimming - Great Britain Olympic Swim Team Training Camp - Crowne Plaza Hotel, London, England - 04/04/12 - Jemma Lowe.

PICTURE BY VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM - Swimming - Great Britain Olympic Swim Team Training Camp - Crowne Plaza Hotel, London, England - 04/04/12 - Jemma Lowe.

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JEMMA Lowe is celebrating ANOTHER World Short-Course Championship medal in Istanbul.

The 22-year-old added the 100 metres butterfly bronze on Sunday night, when she finished third behind Italy’s Ilaria Bianchi (56.13secs) and Zige Liu (56.58) from China.

J Lo’s time of 56.66 was a Welsh record and a Personal Best.

“It’s my best time by 0.01 which is only a little bit faster, but a best time is a best time,” she said.

It was her second medal of the competition after Lowe had got the ball rolling for the Great Britain team with 200m butterfly bronze on Thursday night.

The Hartlepool girl won a third of the GB medals in Turkey as the national side put a smile back on the face of British swimming following the disappointment of the Olympics, where only three medals were won in the pool.

Head coach Dave McNulty told Press Association Sport: “We’ve had five good days for British swimming.

“We came here with a lot of other things happening and I said ‘look it’s time now just to swim’ and with six medals in the bag, I am actually over the moon.

“It’s a little bit more than I expected to be honest.”

Fran Halsall followed Jemma’s superb swim on Sunday night by winning silver in the 50m freestyle in 23.86secs.

It has been a difficult few months for the 22-year-old who was distraught after she left London without a medal.

SEE Monday’s Mail for the full report and reaction from Jemma