Tom claims bronze at Worlds in Glasgow

England's Thomas Hamer competes in the Men's 200m Freestyle S14 Final, at Tollcross Swimming Centre during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 26, 2014. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Swimming. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.
England's Thomas Hamer competes in the Men's 200m Freestyle S14 Final, at Tollcross Swimming Centre during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 26, 2014. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Swimming. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.

He may be developing a soft spot for Glasgow following a second major international medal last week, but former Burnley Bobcat Tom Hamer will not be resting on his laurels, with London his next destination this weekend.

Hamer added another notable medal to his collection in Scotland as he took S14 200m freestyle bronze at the IPC World Championships.

It means Hamer has now medalled at every major championship he has competed in, with Commonwealth Games 200m freestyle silver kicking off matters in Glasgow last summer, before 50m backstroke silver at the European Championships in Eindhoven.

Performances last week suggest Hamer is bang on form with a new British record of 2:16.47 minutes also coming when finishing fourth in the 200m individual medley.

He has little time to catch his breath though, having been picked as part of the Great Britain team to take on the rest of world during this year’s National Paralympic Day celebrations on Sunday at the London Aquatics Centre.

Hamer said: “National Paralympic Day is a really good event for para-sport. It is on TV, and probably the second best crowd I have ever competed in.

“Glasgow was amazing in the Commonwealth Games and Worlds but National Paralympic Day was second.

“I want to help inspire the next generation of swimmers during my career. I am the younger generation, but I would like to think I can help inspire people my age as well.

“Things are going really well for me, getting the bronze in Glasgow was great and I feel like I’m in a really good place.”

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