Halsall leads British quartet of qualifiers at Europeans

23 August 2014 / 12:44

Fran Halsall remains in the hunt for further medals at this year’s European Championships in Berlin after qualifying comfortably for the semi-finals of the women's 50m freestyle.

The 24-year-old helped Great Britain smash the world record in the mixed 4x100m medley en route to gold as well as taking bronze in the 50m butterfly on day two in the pool.

She had already secured her spot in tonight’s 50m backstroke final but she made sure to book another outing in the same session, having progressed out of the morning’s 50m freestyle heats.

Swimming in the fifth and final heat, Halsall clocked 24.77 seconds, the same time as Germany’s Dorothea Brandt, to tie for first and qualify joint third-fastest overall.

Halsall was one of four Brits to safely progress out of the morning’s preliminaries with Ben Proud qualifying joint sixth fastest in the men’s 50m freestyle in 22.26 seconds.

While Aimee Wilmott and Jemma Lowe both navigated their way through the 200m butterfly heats, ninth and 12th fastest respectively. 

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