After almost three years without a major medal Fran Halsall claimed 50m freestyle bronze to save Great Britain’s blushes at the World Swimming Championships – and then kicked herself for not winning gold.

After almost three years without a major medal Fran Halsall claimed 50m freestyle bronze to save Great Britain’s blushes at the World Swimming Championships – and then kicked herself for not winning gold.

Fran Halsall claimed Great Britain's sixth medal at the World Short Course Swimming Championships with silver in the 50m freestyle in Istanbul.

Fran Halsall claimed Great Britain's sixth medal at the World Short Course Swimming Championships with silver in the 50m freestyle in Istanbul.

Southport swimmer Fran Halsall claimed her second gold medal at the European Championships as Great Britain wrapped up their most successful...

Southport swimmer Fran Halsall claimed her second gold medal at the European Championships as Great Britain wrapped up their most successful...

Fran Halsall of Great Britain competes in the Women's 100m Butterfly heats on Day One of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2012 in London, England.

Fran Halsall of Great Britain competes in the Women's 100m Butterfly heats on Day One of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2012 in London, England.

Gold medallists Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Fran Halsall of Great Britain pose with silver medallists Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Katie McLaughlin and Margo Geer of the United States and bronze medallists Jan-Philip Glania, Hendrik Feldwehr, Alexandra Nathalie Wenk and Annika Bruhn of Germany during the medal ceremony for the Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Final on day twelve of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena on August 5, 2015 in Kazan…

Gold medallists Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Fran Halsall of Great Britain pose with silver medallists Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Katie McLaughlin and Margo Geer of the United States and bronze medallists Jan-Philip Glania, Hendrik Feldwehr, Alexandra Nathalie Wenk and Annika Bruhn of Germany during the medal ceremony for the Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Final on day twelve of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena on August 5, 2015 in Kazan…

Peaty and Halsall join gold rush in London to boost Great Britain's medal tally

Peaty and Halsall join gold rush in London to boost Great Britain's medal tally

Francesca Halsall believes her "future is bright" after claiming Great Britain's sixth medal at the World Short Course Swimming Championships with silver in the 50m freestyle in Istanbul.

Francesca Halsall believes her "future is bright" after claiming Great Britain's sixth medal at the World Short Course Swimming Championships with silver in the 50m freestyle in Istanbul.

Francesca Halsall of Great Britain comes third in the Swimming Women's Freestyle 50m Final on day sixteen of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi  on August 4, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

Francesca Halsall of Great Britain comes third in the Swimming Women's Freestyle 50m Final on day sixteen of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on August 4, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

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