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Brown wins 50m Freestyle heat in China

29 July 2011

Adam Brown set his fastest time for two years in the Men’s 50m Freestyle on Day Six of the World Championships in Shanghai to go through to tonight’s semi finals fourth fastest.

The British Gas GBR swimmer touched in 22.08 to win the final heat - a time only bettered by his 21.99 from the 2009 USA National Championships.

Teammate Simon Burnett missed out on joining him in the semis as he touched in 22.54 to finish 23rd overall.

Lizzie Simmonds and Steph Proud put in solid morning swims in the Women's 200m Backstroke and qualified for the semi finals in 10th and 15th with 2:10.02 and 2:10.65 respectively.

The Men's 4x200m Freestyle quartet of David Carry, Ross Davenport, Jak Scott and Robbie Renwick qualified for the final in seventh overall with a time of 7:13.15.

In the Women's 800m Freestyle, Rebecca Adlington qualified fastest for tomorrow's final in 8:22.27.

Olympic champion Adlington has already won 400m Freestyle bronze in Shanghai and beat Denmark's defending champion Lotte Friis in her heat in China.

Jazz Carlin missed out on joining her teammate in the final, finishing 16th overall in 8:34.33.

World Championship silver medallist Ellen Gandy was back in action in the morning heats but missed out on a top 16 finish in the 50m Butterfly with a time of 27.01.

Finally, in the Men's 100m Butterfly, both Antony James and Michael Rock were unable to progress from heats to semi-finals.

James came closest, missing out by just 0.11 after his effort 52.68 left him 19th while Rock's time of 53.20 placed him 25th.

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