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Young Londoner impresses on Paralympic debut
Hornchurch youngster Amy Marren produced an excellent swim on her Paralympic debut at the Aquatics Centre this morning.
The Hall Mead pupil, 14, was competing in the second heat of the S9 100m backstroke, after Australia’s Ellie Cole had beaten American rival Elizabeth Stone in the first race.
Romford Town member Marren was just behind GB teammate Stephanie Millward at the halfway mark and came home in one minute 14.21secs to finish third, as experienced South African Natalie du Toit came through for second place.
Newham-born Marren’s time was almost half a second faster than her qualifying mark for the Games and the fifth fastest in the heats, comfortably earning her a place in tonight’s final at 6.39pm.