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Jazmin Carlin, 19, beats Jo Jackson again in Swansea

British Gas Great Britain v Germany
Venue: Wales National Pool, Swansea Date: 20-21 February

Jazmin Carlin
Carlin was born in Swindon but competes for Wales in the Commonwealth Games

Briton Jazmin Carlin offered further proof of her potential as she beat world silver medallist Jo Jackson for the second day running in Swansea.

The 19-year-old, who also beat Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington on Saturday in the 400m freestyle, swam one minute 59.40 to eclipse Jackson in the 200m.

Only two individual places are up for grabs for the European Championships in August, with the trials next month.

Adlington won easily in the 800m as the British team defeated Germany 207-109.

Carlin and Jackson were stroke for stroke at the halfway point of their race but Carlin took the lead at the final turn to edge out her better known colleague, who clocked 2:00.48, with Silke Lippok of Germany third.

The British team for the European Championships will be decided by national trials in Sheffield starting on 29 March.

"It's given me confidence going into the trials and I'm just really happy with my times," Carlin told BBC Sport.

Of her challenge to Jackson and Adlington she said: "There is a lot of competition in the women's freestyle and I've got to step up my game in order to make the team. Relays are important but you get a different buzz from doing the individual so I want to see if I can get a place.

"We're all really good friends and support each other but we've got to focus for the trials and see what we can all do."

Britain's Ross Davenport faced world champion Paul Biedermann in the men's 200m freestyle and was ahead of him midway through the contest.

But Bidermann enjoyed an excellent turn and stretched his lead in the final 50 metres to record a winning time of 1:47.56, with Davenport second in 1:49.24 and Robbie Renwick third.

David Davies captured five points for the British team with victory in the men's 1,500m freestyle, pulling clear after a steady start to win comfortably in 15:34.81, with Daniel Fogg battling back to finish second.

Elizabeth Simmonds won the women's 100m backstroke in 1:00.10, with Georgia Davies second, while in the men's equivalent Liam Tancock powered clear in the first 50 metres and won in 55.30, with Chris Walker-Hebborn edging out Matt Clay on the final touch to claim second in 56.80.


Aimee Wilmott, the 16-year-old who won the 400m individual medley on Saturday, was the only competitor to stick with Adlington in the 800m.

But Adlington's strong start saw her pull clear by the halfway mark and she won in 8:42.46 with Wilmott surviving the challenge of Germany's Isabelle Haerle to claim a creditable second in 8:46.78.

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see also
Who is Jazmin Carlin?
21 Feb 10 |  Swimming
Briton Carlin surprises big names
20 Feb 10 |  Swimming
Adlington & Tancock in Welsh meet
10 Feb 10 |  Swimming
Jackson aiming for gold in 2010
23 Dec 09 |  Swimming
Jackson & Pellegrini to miss Duel
04 Dec 09 |  Swimming
Britain's Halsall snatches silver
31 Jul 09 |  Swimming
Brilliant Biedermann beats Phelps
28 Jul 09 |  Swimming
Davenport storms to 200m victory
19 Mar 09 |  Olympics
Clay and Davenport swim to golds
17 Mar 06 |  Commonwealth Games

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