Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wallace progresses to semi-finals in Rio

Despite winning an Olympic silver medal last night in the 4x200m freestyle, Dan Wallace has had little time to celebrate, instead, turning his focus to today’s 200m IM heats.

The Commonwealth Games bronze medallist for the event (2014) started steadily but used his breaststroke leg to get him in contention for a semi-final place. Wallace, who’s been training down at Millfield alongside James Guy for the past few months finished in 1:59.14, 11th overall.

Ieuan Lloyd from City of Cardiff was also in action in the event. The 23 year old who trains under Graham Wardell finished 15th overall in a time of 1:59.74 and we’ll see both him and Wallace later this evening in their semi-final.

As well as Ieuan Lloyd, Camilla Hattersley also made her Olympic debut today. The City of Glasgow Swim Team athlete was part of the quartet competing in the 4x200m freestyle. Along with Olympic silver medallist Siobhan Marie O’Connor, Georgia Coates and fellow Scot Hannah Miley, Hattersley anchored the team home in a time of 7:54.17 finishing in 9th and out of tonight’s final. It may, however, shake off any nerves she has before competing in her 800m freestyle heat tomorrow.

Also in action later tonight will be Molly Renshaw and Chloe Tutton; they both progressed through to the semi-finals of the 200m breaststroke. And of course Andrew Willis and Duncan Scott go in the finals of the 200m breaststroke and 100m freestyle respectively.

The finals start at 2am GMT.

For a full set of results from the swimming click on the following link: