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Morning's swimming session underway

03†August†2002

The first swimming heats of the morning have been completed. First up were the seven menís 50m freestyle heats.

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With no seeds going in the first three heats, it wasnít until the fourth that we had a qualifer in the shape of Jonathon Winter from New Zealand.

In heat 5 Brett Hawke finished ahead of South African Ryk Neethling in a good time of 22.67.

Other impressive qualifiers in further heats were Ashley Callus (AUS) and Roland Schoeman (RSA) who progressed into the final with sub-23 second times.

Heat 4 qualifer
Jonathon Winter

Heat 5 qualifiers
Brett Hawke
Ryk Neething
Craig Hutchinson
Steven Evans

Heat 6 qualifiers
Ashley Callus
Matt Kidd
Chris Cozens
Brent Hayden
Chrysanthos Papachrysanthou

Heat 7 qualifiers
Roland Schoeman
Nicholas Folker
Mark Foster
Matthew Rose
Todd Pearsom
Stavros Michaelides

Meanwhile in the womenís 200m backstroke, Australian Clementine Stoney charged home in the first heat just ahead if Jennifer Fratesi.

Englandís Jo Fargus pushed out Kelly Tucker and Kirsty Coventry in heat 2 while Sarah Price set a new Games record of 2.11.91 and will go into the final as favourite.

Heat 1 qualifiers
Clementine Stoney
Jennifer Fratesi

Heat 2 qualifiers
Jo Fargus
Kelly Tucker
Kirsty Coventry

Heat 3 qualifiers
Sarah Price
Katy Sexton
Melissa Ingram

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