Brits open their World Championship campaign
24 Jul 2011
The British Gas GBR Swimming Team enjoyed a good morning of heat swimming as they opened their World Championship campaign in the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai.
After winning her heat Jemma Lowe secured the third fastest time for the semi-final of the women’s 100m Butterfly. Lowe swam close to Fran Halsall’s British record in her heat after touching in 57.81.
Ellen Gandy, who was in the same heat, qualified in seventh place with a time of 58.32.
Double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington will take lane one in the final of the women’s 400m Freestyle after securing seventh place overall.
Adlington finished her heat in a time of 4:07.02. Jazmin Carlin finished in 15th place overall with a time of 4:09.64.
European and Commonwealth Champion Hannah Miley qualified in seventh place for the semi-final of the women’s 200m Individual Medley with a time of 2:11.95.
European Junior Champion Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (15-years old) was competing in her first World Championship race and progressed to the next round after securing a time of 2:14.30.
Double Commonwealth medallist Antony James secured his place in the 50m Butterfly semi-final after touching in his heat in 23.94.
British Gas ITC Bath swimmers Michael Jamieson and Kris Gilchrist both featured in the men’s 100m Breaststroke heats.
Jamieson touched in a time of 1:00.79 to qualify for the semi-final in 15th place which Gilchrist missed out after reaching the wall in a time of 1:01.46.
The men’s 4x100m Freestyle relay of Adam Brown, Liam Tancock, Grant Turner and Simon Burnett qualified their place in the final after touching in 3:15.35.
The women’s 4x100m Freestyle relay, which featured Amy Smith, Fran Halsall, Caitlin McClatchey and Rebecca Turner, just missed out on the final. They finished the second heat in a time of 3:39.74 but finished in ninth place overall.
David Carry and Robert Renwick missed the final of the men’s 400m Freestyle after finishing in 15th and 18th place overall. Carry finished his heat in a time of 3:48.89 and Renwick touched in 3:49.91.