Saturday, July 26, 2014

Brodie in Determined Mood During Day 3 Heats

"That was great, I feel great and I can't wait for the final" Cameron Brodie after 200m Butterfly heat

It is not often you hear an athlete describe a 200m butterfly as ‘easy’ but that is how Cameron Brodie felt at the end of his heat this morning which saw him qualify fastest for the final later tonight.

The 21-year old took the race by the scruff of its neck from the start and finished in a time of 1:57.28, only 0.04 outside the Scottish Record. Speaking immediately after the race he said,

“That felt great, I feel great. I’ve more to come and I can’t wait for tonight. I’ve been inspired by the team and when I saw Dan (Wallace) last night get gold, it hit me hard just how much I want a bit of that action.”

Lewis Smith finished 11th overall in a time of 1:59.25.

Hannah Miley was back in action and produced a season’s best time in the 200m breaststroke, finishing in 2:28.22 which takes her into tonight’s final. She commented,

“I put all the hard work into the first night, so I’m pleased with that. I was only ranked 10th coming into the event, so it’s good to see progress and I’ve another chance to go faster again tonight.”

Craig Rodgie was disappointed with his 200m freestyle S14 heat time (2:06.02) and will look to go faster in tonight’s final, while all three backstrokers, Rory Lamont, Andrew McGovern and Jack Ness all progressed to the semi-finals of the 50m event.

Sian Harkin will have a busy evening to look forward to with the final of the 50m freestyle and a semi-final of the 50m butterfly.

Ross Murdoch and Craig Benson will both be in action again in what will undoubtedly be a highly competitive 100m breaststroke final, which starts around 8.50pm.

The quartet of Megan Gilchrist, Rachel-Louise Masson, Lucy Hope and Rachael O’Donnell safely secured Scotland’s place in the final of the 4x200m freestyle, which will be the final medal event of the night.

Coverage of the finals start at 7pm.

The Swimming competition starts on Thursday 24 July and continues until Tuesday 29July, before the Aquatics Diving programme begins on Wednesday 30 July at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

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