Tancock strikes gold as GB enjoy record showing

LIAM TANCOCK claimed his second world record in 24 hours to win Britain&rsquo;s second gold medal at the World Championships in Rome last night.<br /><br />Tancock won the final of the 50m backstroke in a time of 24.04secs, beating the mark he set in his Saturday&rsquo;s semi-final by 0.04secs.<br /><br />It added to the gold medal won by Gemma Spofforth in the 100m backstroke and took Team GB&rsquo;s tally in the pool to seven medals &ndash; their best-ever showing.<br /><br />Loughborough swimmer Tancock said: &ldquo;It is another world record and I&rsquo;m thrilled to bits I&rsquo;m world champion after two bronzes in previous world championships.&rdquo;