Stacey is a Tadd too fast for teenage sensation Molly in Ponds showdown

British swimmer Stacey Tadd wins the  final of Womens 200m Breaststroke during the ASA National Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Nick Potts/PA Wire.
British swimmer Stacey Tadd wins the final of Womens 200m Breaststroke during the ASA National Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Nick Potts/PA Wire.
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STACEY Tadd out-duelled 15-year-old Molly Renshaw to win the women’s 200 metre breaststroke final last night at Ponds Forge in the British Gas ASA National Championships.

Tadd trailed by almost a second after 100m but took the lead at the final turn before holding off her young rival by just three tenths of a second in 2:27.37.

Robert Renwick surged to an excellent 200m freestyle gold by more than two seconds from David Carry.

Sheffield’s Amy Smith finished second in the women’s 100m freestyle and team-mate Laura Huggon came home eighth in the 50m backstroke.

Meanwhile double Olympic medallist David Davies has admitted his frustration over the fatigue problems that have forced him to withdraw from next month’s World Championships in Shanghai.

He said: “I have a week of feeling good and three weeks of feeling terrible. It gets more intense and longer to get out of. It’s just a terrible feeling. Imagine you go to work and you feel rubbish all the time, you get frustrated with it, it’s just not right.”