Women's 200m medley event starts
30 July 2002
Australia's Jennifer Reilly qualifies ahead of the pack.
Jennifer Reilly qualified considerably faster than her rivals
Australia's Jennifer Reilly, who won a bronze medal at the age of 14 on her Games debut in Kuala Lumpur four years ago, topped the lists in qualifying for tonight’s final of the women’s 200m individual medley with a time of 2.15.54 from Canadian's Elizabeth Warden on 2.16.16 and Marianne Limpert on 2.16.73.
Afterwards Alice Mills of Australia, third in heat two, commented: “I felt pretty good. I didn’t have an aim for this morning’s heat, I just wanted to get up there, let it happen and see what I could do.”
Fellow Australian Jessica Abbott, who clocked 2:17.50 for third in heat one, said: “That felt pretty good. Making the final was my goal so I’m happy with the time.”
Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry, second of heat three in 2:18.08, was pleased with her performance: “I’m very happy with my swim. I’m looking forward to the final tonight. It’s a very nice pool, the outside temperature is just so warm.”
Jennifer Reilly (AUS) 2:15.54
Elizabeth Warden (CAN) 2:16.16
Marianne Limpert (CAN) 2:16.73
Joscelin Yeo (SIN) 2:17.28
Alice Mills (AUS) 2:17.34
Elizabeth van Welie (NZL) 2:17.46
Jessica Fox (AUS) 2:17.50
Kirsty Leigh Coventry (ZIM) 2:18.08