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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 December 2006, 23:08 GMT
Golden finish for Brit swimmers
David Roberts celebrates a gold medal in Durban
Roberts completed a successful week with another gold
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Four more golds at the IPC World Swimming Championships on Thursday ensured Britain's spot at the top of the medal table in Durban.

Britain's women took 4x50m medley gold and Danielle Watts took her fourth gold with victory in the S1 100m freestyle.

Dave Roberts won the S7 50m Freestyle and Kenny Cairns the S3 100m freestyle.

The British haul of 24 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals puts them just one gold ahead of the USA and four golds clear third-placed Ukraine.

The women's relay quartet of Fran Williamson, Natalie Jones, Liz Johnson and Jane Stidever put in a solid performance at the end of a busy meet to take gold in 3:28.97.

Watts completed a magnificent week in the freestyle event, finishing just outside her lifetime best to touch in 2:57.73.

"I'm really chuffed with that," she said. "I could see the girl in the next lane and she was chasing me all the way. I knew she was close and I had to put a bit of acceleration on.

"I've had a great time out here and the support staff and coaches have been amazing. Without their support I wouldn't have achieved what I have."

Roberts held off the challenge of British teammate and world record holder Matt Walker in the 50m freestyle for his fourth gold of the week.

"I'm on top of the world," said Roberts. "There was a lot of pressure going into this race. I've been behind Matt all year and so I knew it was going to be tough.

"My aim was to get ahead at the 25m mark and if I was leading there I knew I could finish it off. It was a great race and it's good to have top quality competition like that."

Cairns won gold in the S3 100m freestyle before joining up with teammates Anthony Stephens, Gareth Duke and Sascha Kindred for bronze in the 20-point 4x50m medley relay in a new British record.

Stephens and Kindred later added bronzes in the S5 100m freestyle and S6 50m butterfly.

There was silver for Jim Anderson in the S2 100m freestyle to bring his medal total to one gold and three silver.

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