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Renshaw and Tutton power into 200m Breaststroke semis

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In the Women’s 200m Breaststroke, both Chloe Tutton and Molly Renshaw put in solid swims to qualify fourth and fifth fastest overall on day five of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Renshaw swam for Team GB in heat two, and looked strong from the first 50m. She was third up until the halfway point and found some extra energy to push hard in the last length. The Loughborough University swimmer pulled it back in the final 50m to finish second fastest in the heat with 2:23.37, a new personal best time.

Tutton also had a great race in heat three. The Cardiff swimmer touched in 2:23.34 finishing third fastest behind Taylor McKeown of Australia, leaving little between the two British girls going into tonight’s final.

Team GB quartet just miss out on final

The Women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay saw a fantastic team effort from the Team GB quartet. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor swam a great first 200m, touching in 1:57.47 give them the advantage at the first takeover.

Despite putting in solid swims, the quartet had fallen behind. The Chinese, American and Hungarian teams were on top form in every leg, and left the rest of the field in their wake. Team GB touched in 7:54.17 to finish fourth fastest in the heat, but just missing out on a final position.

Lloyd and Wallace make 200m semi final

Both Dan Wallace and Ieuan Lloyd made their way through into the 200m Individual Medley semi-finals after some solid swims in their respective heats.

Wallace finished fourth in the third heat after a hotly contested race over the last 50m. The Warrander Baths swimmer touched in 1:59.44, just eleven hundredths of a second behind Greece’s Andreas Vazaios.

Heat six was another tight sprint to the finish. Cardiff’s Ieuan Lloyd was sixth in his heat, but he was just a second behind third place, touching in 1:59.74 to finish fifteenth overall.

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

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