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Halsall through 100 Free heats in China

28 July 2011

Sprinter Fran Halsall qualified ninth fastest from the heats of the Women’s 100m Freestyle at the World Championships in Shanghai.

The British Gas GBR swimmer and defending silver medallist touched home in 53.58 to finish her heat in fifth and go through to tonight's semi-finals. In the same heat Amy Smith finished seventh in 54.48 to place 18th overall.

Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis progressed to the semi-finals of the Men's 200m Breaststroke with impressive outings to finish fifth and eighth place respectively in 2:11.06 and 2:11.59.

Chris Walker-Hebborn missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the Men's 200m Backstroke when he placed 17th overall in 1:58.59.

In the same event, James Goddard withdrew from his heat to protect a shoulder injury before his final of the Men's 200 Individual Medley tonight.

In the Women's 200m Breaststroke Stacey Tadd finished her heat in fifth place with a time of 2:27.88 to go through to the semi-finals in 16th place.

In her first senior international, Molly Renshaw also went in the 200m Breaststroke and brought it home in 2:28.35 to finish.

In the Women's 4x200m Freestyle the British quartet of Jo Jackson, Rebecca Turner, Hannah Miley and Caitlin McClatchey finished second in their heat to qualify fifth fastest for tonight's final in 7:55.65.

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