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Guy makes 200 free semi-finals on day two

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James Guy made his way into the Men’s 200m Freestyle semi-finals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after winning his heat second fastest overall.

The Millfield swimmer put in a great performance to go through fifth, just behind Conor Dwyer of the United States. He touched in 1:46.13, the same time as the second American, Townley Haas.

View full results from day two swimming heats over on the Rio 2016 website.

Guy had a difficult final in the 400m, and although he gave it his all, he fell short of the podium after struggling to keep up with the more experienced endurance swimmers. He did however swim a great first 200m, so his chances of making his second final are looking very good.

Walker-Hebborn has eyes set on final

University of Bath swimmer, Chris Walker-Hebborn, looks like he is on par to make the 100m Backstroke finals after a tenth place finish saw him safely into the semis.

After a very good start, Walker-Hebborn was fourth fastest to the wall in heat number four, but he dug in down the last 50m to finish third in his heat. He clocked 53.54 to finish behind Romanian, Robert Glinta and David Plummer of the United States.

Davies and Tutton through to semis

Welsh swimmers Georgia Davies and Chloe Tutton also made their way through into the finals for Team GB. Tutton was the 12 fastest in the heats of the Women’s 100m Breaststroke.

Davies put in an impressive performance in the 100m Backstroke, going through seventh fastest overall in the heats.

Jazz Carlin also made quite an impression on her Olympic debut, going through to the finals in the Women’s 400m Freestyle event as the second fastest qualifier. The only swimmer to go faster was the USA’s Katie Ledecky, who broke an Olympic record for her time of 3:58.71.