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Sheppard in command of 50m freestyle

02 August 2002

Jodie Henry cruised to victory in the first semi-final of the women’s 50m freestyle finishing in a time of 25.47 ahead of New Zealander Toni Jeffs.

Alison Sheppard

Alison Sheppard in action

Heat 2 saw Alison Sheppard, who sensationally smashed the Commonwealth record earlier in the day win easily coming in .7 of a second faster than Henry and just outside her new record and will surely now be favourite in the final.

The final will take place tomorrow.

Heat 1 qualifiers
1: Jodie Henry (AUS)
2: Toni Jeffs (NZL)
3: Rosalind Brett (ENG)
4: Vivienne Rignall
5: Catrin Davies (WAL)

Heat 2 qualifiers
1: Alison Sheppard (SCO)
2: Alice Mills (AUS)
3: Laura Pomeroy (CAN)

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