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Finals showdown for ParalympicsGB

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Four out of five British swimmers made their way into tonight’s finals after some great performances in day three swimming heats at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Ellie Simmonds and Ellie Robinson will face one another in the Women’s S6 50m Freestyle after putting in some impressive swims in their respective heats.

Ellie Simmonds of NPC Manchester was second fastest in her heat of the Women’s S6 50m Freestyle. The four-time Paralympic champion made her way into tonight’s final with her time of 36.44. Simmonds had a good lead on her Mexican rivals, Doramitzi Gonzalez and Vianney Trejo Delgadillo.

Northampton’s Ellie Robinson, who secured gold in the day two 50m Butterfly finals yesterday, also touched the wall second fastest in her heat. She was neck and neck with Ukranian rival Viktoriia Satsova over the last 25m, and touched just behind her with 34.99. Robinson qualified third fastest overall going into tonight’s final, Simmonds went through sixth fastest.

Tai third fastest qualifier in Women’s 100m Back

Alice Tai of Bournemouth Collegiate School put in a solid performance in the S10 100m Backstroke, qualifying third fastest overall. The world champion was fastest in her heat, touching the wall in 1:09.64.

Sascha Kindred narrowly missed out on getting through to the S6 50m Freestyle final. The Hereford swimmer was just over a second outside of the qualifying time. He touched in 33.07 to finish 12th overall.

View full results from the day three swimming heats at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.