Carnforth Otter Josh takes on best in Britain at trials

Carnforth Otters' rising star Josh Thompson faced the best of Britain in Glasgow.

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 5:30 am

Just 17, Thompson competed in the British Championships and Olympic Trials, hoping to get through to the finals and achieve a qualifying time for a place on the team travelling to Rio this summer.

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A finger injury two weeks before affected his times in his two breaststroke events and also forced a withdrawal from the 200 Individual Medley.

However, Josh got through to the junior final of the 50m freestyle and finished fifth in a race where all eight swimmers were separated by a finger tip.