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Gibson breaks record in semi final

02†August†2002

James Gibson sets a new Games record to take him through to the final of the menís 50m breaststroke final.

James Gibson

James Gibson in action

Gibson, who won bronze in the 100m breaststroke, swam a time of 27.56 in his heat and amazingly fellow Englishmen Darren Mew swam within a hundredth of a second of this in the second semi final.

The third fastest time was swam by Morgan Knabe who took silver in the 100m breaststroke on 1 August.

Semi final 1

James Gibson (ENG) 27.56
Morgan Knabe (CAN) 28.36
Robert van der Zant (AUS) 28.93
Andrei Cross (BAR) 29.96

Semi final 2

Darren Mew (ENG) 27.57
Brett Petersen (RSA) 28.48
Adam Whitehead (ENG) 28.62
Jim Piper (AUS) 30.03

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