Andrew Willis gives it his all in Olympic breaststroke final
August 01, 2012
A roaring crowd cheered on Bracknell's Andrew Willis as he gave his all to try to win gold in the 200m Breaststroke Olympic final.
Alas it wasn't to be for the 21-year-old who ended up in eight place with a time of 2:09.44.
A hugely competitive race was won by Hungarian Daniel Gyurta, who finished first ahead of Willis in the semi-final.
Team GB did win a medal though, with Andrew's team-mate Michael Jamieson landing silver and setting his third British Record in three swims in the process with a time of 2:07.43.
Around 250 members of Andrew's club, Bracknell and Wokingham Swimming Club cheered him on in Bracknell Leisure Centre in Bagshot Road.
Mike Cox, from the club said: "He's been fantastic.
"You have to remember he's only 21. He's got another Olympics in him.
"Look out for him in Brazil in 2016.
"Considering we organised this in two hours, we've had a fantastic turnout this evening."