New British best for Lyndon Longhorne as seven more Paralympic final spots sealedAugust 26, 2021
Lyndon Longhorne shattered his own British record on his way to reaching his first Paralympic final in the day two heats at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
The 25-year-old knocked more than four seconds off his S4 100m Freestyle time of 1:38.69 he set at the British Para-Swimming international Meet 2021 in April as he finished fourth in his heat in 1:34.27.
It secured one of seven final spots for the British team as they look to build on the medal success from day one.
Maisie Summers-Newton, Grace Harvey and Ellie Simmonds will all be gunning for a podium place in the Women’s SM6 200m Individual Medley.
Summers-Newton led home a British one-two-three in the heats, winning in a time of 3:00.15.
Harvey claimed second spot, touching in 3:05.84, while Simmonds, competing in her fourth Paralympics, was third in 3:07.63.
Tully and Suzanna reach second final
Day one silver medallist Tully Kearney and Suzanna Hext finished first and second in the Women’s S5 100m Freestyle heat.
Kearney clocked 1:19.60 to qualify quickest, while Hext was second fastest in 1:21.69 giving the British pair lanes four and five for this morning’s final.
The Mixed 20 points 4x50m Freestyle Relay team of Ellie Challis, Andrew Mullen, Will Perry and Ellie Robinson also booked a spot in the final.
They took third place in the heats in 2:42.42.
It was Paralympic debutant Perry’s second swim of the morning as he also took part in the Men’s SM6 200m Individual Medley.
The Northampton swimmer finished 13th overall as he record a time of 3:01.50, finishing in fifth place in his heat.