SWIMMING

Swanepoel falls short of 100 fly final

Saturday 1 August 2009, 9:30AM
By Infonews Editor
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Corney Swanepoel has missed out on a final spot in the men's 100 fly after failing to improve on his heat time in the semi-final last night at the world swimming champs in Rome.

Swanepoel's swims were both within .20sec of his best but he was unable to improve on his 51.71sec from the morning's heat sessions.
 
Fellow Kiwi Moss Burmester failed to make the semi final in another disappointing swim in Rome, but was still just shy of his best with a 52.13sec swim.
 
15 2 SWANEPOEL Corney NZL 0.68 
23.82 
51.71 27.89
 
28 8 BURMESTER Moss NZL 0.67 
24.48 
52.13 27.65
 
16 8 SWANEPOEL Corney NZL 0.70 
23.82 
51.79 27.97
 
Other news from Rome08
 
A Britta Steffen world record opened the day in the women's 100m free in 52.07 
 
Aaron Peirsol’s performance in the 200 Back bought gold and another world record after edging out young Japanese rival Ryosuke Irie and setting a new mark more than a second ahead of his old record with 1:51.92.
 
The women’s 50m fly was all Therese Alshammar's, Sweeden, who set a new world record in 25.07 with Dutch Veldhius and Norwegian Snildal in third and second
 
French swimmer Bousquet took the men’s 50m free semi after losing the 100 free to Brazilian Cielo in the final the showdown for the 50 free is set.
 
Michael Phelps and Milorad Cavic will face off in tomorrow's 100 fly final.
 
In the women’s 200m backstroke semi Kirsty Coventry took first position setting a championships record in 2:06.72 over Russian Zueva and British Simmonds. 
 
Hungarrian Daniel Gyurta snatched gold in the men’s 200m breaststroke final ahead of American Shanteau and Lithuanian Titenis.
 
The Men’s 4x200m relay saw the United States’ triumph, thanks to Phelps, Berens, Walters and Lochte.
 
The Americans fought off Russia and Australia to win.