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Tancock has to settle for silvers

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: April 14, 2014

By Howard Lloyd

Tancock has to settle for silvers

Exeter's Liam Tancock took silver in both the 50m and 100m backstroke behind Chris Walker-Hebborn

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Exeter swimmer Liam Tancock collected silver medals in both the 50m and 100m backstroke at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

The 28-year-old finished second to compatriot Chris Walker-Hebborn over both distances, clocking 54.51secs over 100m, and 25.38 over the shorter distance.

Walker-Hebborn – the same man who beat Tancock over 100m in last year’s championships – managed a time of 53.82 in the longer distance and 25.09 in the 50m.

That is still more than a second off Tancock’s 50m world record of 24.04, while the double world champion’s 100m national record of 52.73 also still stands.

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But the Exonian conceded he was struggling for form ahead of July’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

"I've had injury problems and they took a while to get diagnosed and fixed but I'm not making excuses,” said Tancock.

“I've had a dip but can come back strong again."

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