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Butterfly champions go through

31 July 2002

Australia’s Geoff Huegill was the fastest qualifier in the men’s 50m butterfly heats and England’s Mark Foster did just enough.

Geoff Huegill

Huegill leads the chase for 50m butterfly gold

World champion Huegill won his heat less than a second ahead of fellow Aussie Adam Pine with a time of 24.10 in the final heat.

Afterwards Huegill sounded pleased with his first performace at Manchester 2002: “That was good. I felt really comfortable. It was my first swim of the meet and all I wanted to do was get in the water, have a swim and blow the cobwebs away.”

Commonwealth 50m freestyle champion Mark Foster was less impressive finishing fourth in his heat with a time of 25.09. But it was enough to get through to the next 16 and afterwards he said: “I’m not a morning person, making it through was the important thing – I’m pleased with that.”

Qualifiers:

Geoff Huegill (AUS) 24.10
Adam Pine (AUS) 24.48
Roland Schoeman (RSA) 24.50
Brett Hawke (AUS) 24.58
Mike Mintenko (CAN) 24.64
Cameron Black (SCO) 24.76
Jonathan Winter (NZL) 24.78
Todd Cooper (SCO) 24.94
Theo Verster (RSA) 24.97
Ryan Pini (PNG) 24.97
Hendrik Odendaal (RSA) 25.02
Nicholas Sheeran (NZL) 25.02
Mark Foster (ENG) 25.09
David Bennett (ENG) 25.19
Moss Burmester (NZL) 25.24
James Hickman (ENG) 25.28

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