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Lenton claims fourth Cup win

By Guy Hand 27/11/2004 09:46:28 PM Comments (0)

Amid a clutch of Australian multiple winners, Olympic golden girl Libby Lenton shone brightest by notching up her fourth win at the World Cup shortcourse swimming meet in Melbourne.

Lenton added the 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle crowns to her Friday night wins in the 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle.

On a night when Australians Leisel Jones, Tayliah Zimmer, Stephanie Williams and Brenton Rickard all notched up their second wins of the meet, Lenton was again the pick of the locals.

She first won the 100m butterfly in 57.87sec, before accounting for a quality 50m freestyle field including fellow Australian gold medallists Alice Mills (second) and Jodie Henry (fifth) in a slick 24.58.

The two-time world shortcourse champion proved her love of the 25m pool again, surprising herself with her effort after only returning to training after a well-earned rest three weeks ago.

"I'm lucky because I'm still a little bit fresher than the other girls and that's an advantage for me," Lenton said.

"I couldn't have imagined a better result in this meet.

"Even in the warm-up tonight I felt average and I gained a lot of confidence from racing.

"Even though I'm feeling pretty ordinary in the water, I can still perform."

Lenton is aiming for six wins at the meet, competing in the 50m backstroke and 200m freestyle on Sunday.

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