Upton’s Olympic gold medalist swimmer has successful games

Upton Olympic swimmer, Freya Anderson, has had a successful Tokyo Olympic Games. Despite not reaching the medal positions in her individual events, she was a part of the team that went on to win gold in the mixed 4x100m relay.

The Women’s 4×100 Freestyle relay final, in which Freya was a part of the team, took place on Sunday 25 July. TeamGB set a new GB record of 3:33:96, finishing outside the medals in 5th position. The Australian team taking Gold in a new World Record time of 3:29:69.

Freya reached the semi-finals of the Women’s 200m freestyle, which took place on Tuesday 27 July. Finishing in overall 12th position with a time of 1:57.10 which wasn’t quite enough to see her through to the finals.

On Thursday 29 July, she participated in the Women’s 100 metre freestyle semi-finals. She finished in overall 11th position in the semi-final with a time of 53:53, again not quite enough to progress to the finals.

Freya also swam in the heats of the mixed 4×100 medley relay. Anna Hopkin took her place in the final and the team went on to win Gold, setting a new World Record time of 3:37.58. As Freya was a part of the team, she also received a Gold Medal.

This was Freya Anderson’s first Olympics and at birkenhead.news we’re sure it won’t be her last!

EventPositionTime
Women’s 100m freestyle11th53:53
Women’s 200m freestyle12th1:57:10
Women’s 4×100 freestyle relay5th3:33:96
mixed 4×100 medley relay1st3:37.58
Freya speaking before the Olympics.

During her swimming career prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Freya has achieved seven gold medals, and three bronze medals at the European Championships, including 5 golds and a bronze in a single meet at the 2020 Championships in Budapest, as well as two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games and a bronze at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.

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