A FORMER Ellesmere Titan swimmer has put herself in contention for Team GB selection ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games after an impressive outing at the British Swimming Selection Trials.

Freya Anderson took the title in the women’s 100m freestyle event at the London Aquatics Centre, beating Anna Hopkin by 0.09 seconds.

The 20-year-old set the standard on the penultimate night of the trials by not only finishing first, but also finishing in under the Tokyo consideration time.

Anderson had to play catch up after a strong start by Hopkin, but she was proud to be able to turn things around and claim a narrow victory.

She told British Swimming: “I know how fast Anna is in the first 50m, so that’s the only way I can swim it, to try to claw it back.

“It’s amazing we both got under the time – it’s great to see the 100m free become so competitive.

“The trials experience has definitely been different, not that much of an atmosphere, but I’ve got a great support team around me who make it seem easy, so that’s made it really fun.”

Anderson will be hoping for a spot in the Team GB squad which will head to Tokyo this summer to take part in the postponed Olympic Games.