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Allen storms to European silver

ESPN staff
May 24, 2012
Sophie Allen displays the silver medal she won in the women's 200 meter individual medley © PA Photos

Sophie Allen went agonisingly close to claiming gold in the 200m individual medley at the European Championships in Debrecen.

The Brit came with a storming finish in the freestyle leg, having turned in fifth at halfway, and she touched home 0.65 seconds behind Katinka Hosszu, who claimed her second medley title of the week after victory over 400m.

Allen has been in fine form all year, having booked her place at London 2012 at the GB trials in March.

Earlier, Craig Gibbons could finish only 30th in the heats for the men's 100m freestyle.

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