Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cook Finds Right Recipe for Medal

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cook Finds Right Recipe for Medal

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Byline: By John Gibson

Geordie Chris Cook has hit the World Cup medal podium in Stockholm.

Cook, from the City of Newcastle club, took the bronze medal in the 50 metres breaststroke as he uses the World Cup series to prepare for the Olympic trials at Sheffield in April.

Cook survived a world class field to make the podium behind winner Ed Moses from the USA and world champion James Gibson.

Moses, who has a string of short course world records but has never won a major championship, clocked 27.10secs to Gibson's 27.16 and Cook's 27.33.

Darren Mew, Britain's other world class breaststroker, was fourth in 27.34 with Japan's Kosuke Kitajima, a double world champion in Barcelona, recording 27.37, Adam Whitehead of Coventry 27.68, and Edinburgh's Ian Edmond 27.80.

"It's always been considered that Britain's two at the Olympics in Athens this summer would come from Gibson, Mew and Cook but this World Cup series has proved there are five Brits in the mix," said Cook's coach Ian Oliver. …

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