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Ross Dives through to his First Final - European Championships Day 1

    18/08/2014

Ross had a strong couple of swims today in his first races of the European Championships 2014 in Berlin.

In the 100m breaststroke heats, Ross cruised through to the semi finals in a time of 1:00.16, the third fastest time behind Daniel Gyurta (1:00.13) and fellow GBR swimmer Adam Peaty (59.97).

Murdoch followed this up this afternoon in the semi finals with a fantastic swim and personal best and Scottish Record by one hundredth in 59.33. The only swimmer going faster was Ross' teammate Adam Peaty, who managed to pick it up again in the semis in a stunning European Championships Record time of 58.68, only 4 hundredths off of the All Time European Record.

With both Adam and Ross seemingly comfortable and both with pbs going into the finals, there is a strong chance GBR could be seeing a double podium 1-2 tomorrow evening in the 100m breaststroke final at 18:34. Peaty and Murdoch will be taking lanes 4 and 5 respectively, and are the youngest two swimmers in the final.

The line up and results for tomorrow are available on the European Championships website.

Tags: European Championships, Berlin, Adam Peaty, Ross Murdoch, 100m Breaststroke, GBR, Final, Record, Personal Best






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