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Last Updated: Friday, 24 August 2007, 16:12 GMT 17:12 UK
Tancock sets new British record
Liam Tancock
Tancock has won two gold medals at the Japan International Open
Britain's Liam Tancock won 200m individual medley gold and broke his own UK record on the final day of the Japan International Open.

The Devon swimmer secured his second gold of the meeting clocking in with a time of one minute 59.19 seconds.

It was only the second time that the Loughborough University student had managed a time of under two minutes.

"I had a good swim this morning and made a few changes for this evening which paid off," Tancock said.

He lowered the previous British standard by over one and a half seconds.

"I'm really pleased with that performance," said Tancock. "The medley is a new event for me this season and is a bit of fun to break up the backstroke races."

Tancock also celebrated his joint European record swim in the 100m Backstroke this week and his efforts in China earned him the Most Valuable Performance award, based on FINA points.

"It's brilliant to win the performance award," he said.

"I've swum some fast times against an impressive standard of competition and this award has recognised that."

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