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Molly Renshaw’s Mega 2016

23 December 2016

 F-Teamer Molly Renshaw had a big year!

It's been a big year for our Funkita F-Teamers. None more so that British superstar Molly Renshaw! The 20-year-old will end 2016 as a World Champion and with another British Record to her name, after a successful post-Rio return to the pool. We caught up with the funkette as she reflects on 2016 and looks forward to an even bigger 2017!

After her sixth place in the final of the 200m breaststroke in Rio, Molly swam an impressive 2:18.51 in Canada to become the first English gold medallist at a World Short Course Championships since 2008 when Rebecca Adlington and Liam Tancock topped the podium in Manchester.

"I went into Worlds not expecting too much. I had a long and well needed break after the Olympics and have taken a different approach to training since I've been back. My training has been a lot more gym focused. I've also placed more emphasis on just staying happy which my coach and I believe helps me to perform well," she said.

 F-Teamer Molly Renshaw had a big year!

Molly revealed that she even shocked herself with her gold medal feat.

"To walk away with a gold medal was a little bit of a surprise and more than I could have dreamed for. It's my first World medal so it will always be very special to me."

 F-Teamer Molly Renshaw had a big year!

The Loughborough based swimmer returned home in time for the ASA National Winter Meet where she won the 100m and 200m breaststroke as well as the 200m IM. Her 2:17.98 performance in her pet event the 200m breaststroke was her first sub -2:18 and broke her own British record. Despite an incredible year, Molly believes there is room for improvement in 2017.

"My aim for 2017 is to qualify for the World Long Course Championships. I've started off my season better than I could have asked for and I'm hoping to take that momentum into 2017. I've been working a lot on the technical points of my race strategy including my starts and turns in the hope the little things will add up and help me drop some time."

Funkita is very excited to see how Molly's 2017 unfolds!

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