Dean qualifies fastest for the Men’s 200m Individual Medley final on day sixAugust 3, 2022
Tom Dean qualified fastest for the Men’s 200m Individual Medley final as Team England booked three more finals place in the last heats session of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Dean set a time of 1:59.36 as he breezed his way through to yet another Commonwealth Games final.
The British Performance Centre swimmer has already collected five silver medals so far at this year’s games and will be hoping that this event will be his chance to take that step up to the top of the podium.
Dean looked comfortable as he led from the off to fend off Canada’s Finlay Knox to set the fastest time.
He goes into tonight’s final looking to get his gold but is happy with his games so far, he said: “I’d love to get the gold as well but at this point it’s how many medals can I get and how many medals can England get?
“A gold would be brilliant but I am chuffed with how it has gone so far.”
Dean also praised the atmosphere in the Sandwell Aquatics Centre ahead of tonight’s final session.
“It is day six and it feels like it is an Olympic final.”
James McFadzen also qualified for the final, finishing as the eighth fastest qualifier in a time of 2:01.44.
The Loughborough University swimmer won his heat as he progressed to the final in his first Commonwealth Games.
England second fastest in Men’s Medley relay
Team England put themselves in a strong position for a medal in tonight’s Men’s 4x100m Medley relay after qualifying second fastest.
The team of Luke Greenbank, Greg Butler, Jacob Peters and Jacob Whittle set a time of 3:35.88 to win their heat and progress to through.
England’s quartet won their heat, finishing nearly six seconds ahead of Wales as they made their way to the final.
They took the lead from the off and never looked back as they comfortably booked their place in this evenings session.
Only Australia could better England’s time as they set a 3:34.35 as they won the first of the two heats.
The Men’s 4x100m Medley relay will be the penultimate event of tonight’s session, taking place at around 9pm.
Reserve spot for Colbert
Freya Colbert is the second reserve for the Women’s 400m Freestyle final.
The Team England swimmer went in the third heat of the event and finished in fifth, making her the 10th fastest overall.
Her time from her heats swim was 4:16.31.