Hitchin’s Mark Evens wins triple gold at Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships

PUBLISHED: 08:10 02 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:44 02 August 2018

Hitchin's Mark Evens with two of his gold medals at the Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships. Picture: Sarah Larkham

Hitchin's Mark Evens with two of his gold medals at the Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships. Picture: Sarah Larkham

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Hitchin Swimming Club now boasts a triple world champion, after 21-year-old Mark Evens did Britain proud on the world stage.

Mark travelled to Nova Scotia in Canada to represent Great Britain in the ninth Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships.

He competed alongside 200 swimmers from 25 nations, and has returned home with three gold medals – having won the 400m, 1,500m and 100m freestyles, helping Britain to second place.

Mark, who also won two silver medals and a bronze, was individually ranked third in the world – just behind two members of the winning Australian team.

Proud Mark told the Comet: “Representing Great Britain was amazing, and it was fantastic competing against top-class swimmers from around the world.

“I am thrilled to be a triple world champion. I have been training with Hitchin Swimming Club since the age of 11, and am delighted that all my hard work has paid off.”

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