A fast night ahead with all Aussies through to semis and finals

A fast night ahead with all Aussies through to semis and finals

This morning's heats once again saw all Aussies progress through to semifinals and finals. 

Catch the action tonight tonight on Channel 7 from 7:30pm!

Men’s 200m Backstroke
Dual gold medallist from the meet so far Mitch Larkin (1:57.99) will be looking to take the backstroke treble when he lines up behind the blocks for the final of the men’s 200m backstroke tonight as the second fastest qualifier. Larkin could etch his name in the history books if he can get the better of fastest qualifier Martin Binedell (1:57.92) from South Africa and take the 200m title tonight. Joining him in the final will be silver medallist from the 100m backstroke Bradley Woodward who clocked a 1:58.41 to progress as third fastest and Josh Beaver, fifth fastest in 1:58.73.
 
Women’s 50m Backstroke
With a silver and bronze already to her name from the meet so far, Emily Seebohm will be looking for that elusive gold medal on the last night of competition after qualifying fastest for the 50m backstroke semi-final tonight. Seebohm set the pool alight in her heat swim, stopping the clock at 27.63 to take the top spot ahead of Georgia Davies (27.91) from Wales and Canadian gold medallist Kylie Masse (27.99).
After winning silver in the 50m butterfly last night Holly Barratt will also progress in the one lap backstroke dash in sixth place with a 28.49, followed closely by Minna Atherton in 28.50, just 0.01 of a second behind.
 
Men’s 50m Freestyle
The fastest men in the Commonwealth will battle it out in the 50m freestyle semi-finals tonight, all hoping to sneak a spot in the top eight and get a shot at a place on the podium.
As it stands from the heats, all three Aussies, Cam McEvoy (22.06), James Roberts (22.11) and James Magnussen (22.23) were all in the top eight and all will be looking to replicate that result again tonight.
England’s Ben Proud will be tough to beat after setting a new Games record of 21.45 this morning.
 
Women’s SB9 100m Breaststroke
Both Paige Leonhardt and Madeleine Scott are in the mix for a medal tonight in the women’s SB9 100m breaststroke after finishing second and third form the heat this morning in 1:19.87 and 1:21.31 respectively. Thirteen-year-old Jasmine Greenwood was sixth in 1:26.61.
 
Men’s S7 50m Freestyle
Australia’s matt Levy had to wait until day five for his event, the men’s S7 50m freestyle, but after setting the fastest time form the heats, the wait could well be worth it if he can stay ahead tonight. Levy’s time of 28.68 was too quick for the rest of the field with fellow Aussies Rohan Bright (30.86) and Matt Haanappel (30.92) fifth and sixth place this morning.
 
Women’s 200m Butterfly
Australian Champion in this event, Laura Taylor will swim form lane five tonight after qualifying second fastest for the 200m butterfly final in 2:08.43 just behind Welsh swimmer Alys Thomas in 2:07.72.
Teammates Emma McKeon and Brianna Throssell were fourth and fifth respectively in 2:09.55 and 2:09.93 – with the title anyone’s for the taking tonight.
 

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