Molly Renshaw proud after sixth place in Olympic final

Selston swim star Molly Renshaw says she is proud of her Olympic achievement despite missing out on a medal.

Friday, 12th August 2016, 6:36 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:05 pm

Renshaw clocked 2:22.72 in the 200m breastroke final to finish sixth after qualifying for the final in a new British record time.

Renshaw, who agonisingly missed out on competiting at the London 2012 Olympics said,: “I’m over the moon with that to be fair. My aim coming into this was to make the final. I’ve managed to do that and I’ve enjoyed it every step of the way.

“I guess I was a lot more nervous coming into the final and I guess that got the better of me coming down that last length. But I’m still happy with that.

“It was a massive personal best [the day before] so to only be half a second off that again is my second fastest time.

“I’ve learned to enjoy it. I’ve gone in thinking about the process and not about the outcome and I think that’s what got me into the final.

“Missing out on London 2012 pushed me for these past four years so being so close this year will definitely push me for Tokyo 2020.

“As I was walking down, Mel [Marshall] said to me, you didn’t get this chance four years ago so just get out there and take it. She’s right. Four years ago I was sat at home crying because I wasn’t there.”