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Olympics 2016 - 100m Heats

    06/08/2016

Ross has qualified 9th fastest in the heats of the 100m breaststroke in the Rio Olympics 2016. He will continue through to the semi finals which will take place tomorrow morning at 3.08am.

"Job done for the heats. Will need to do something [in the semi-final] to make it back for tomorrow night's [100m breaststroke] final" - Ross Murdoch after his 100m breaststroke heat.

The heats saw a series of very strong swims with 14 swimmers going below the 1 minute mark for the 100m, two swimmers going below 59 seconds, and Ross' teammate Adam Peaty breaking his own World Record in a time of 57.55s.

Ross' race and Adam Peaty's new World Record is available on YouTube and the BBC Online Olympic Coverage:



Ross will swim in the first semi-final (of two) in lane 2 tomorrow morning. His heat is as follows:

Lane 1: Jorge Murillo Valdes, Colombia
Lane 2: Ross Murdoch, GB
Lane 3: Jake Packard, Australia
Lane 4: Yasuhiro Koseki, Japan
Lane 5: Kevin Cordes, US
Lane 6: João Gomes Júnior, Brazil
Lane 7: Giedrius Titenis, Lithuania
Lane 8: Glenn Snyders, New Zealand

The current standings going into the semi-finals are:

1. Adam Peaty, GB - 57.55 (WR)
2. Yasuhiro Koseki, Japan - 58.91
3. Felipe Silva, Brazil - 59.01
4. Kevin Cordes, US - 59.13
5. Cody Millar, US - 59.17
6. Jake Packard, Australia - 59.26
7. Cameron van der Burgh, South Africa - 59.35
8. João Gomes Júnior, Brazil - 59.46
9. Dmitriy Balandin, Kazakhstan - 59.47
9. Ross Murdoch, GB - 59.47
11. Xiang Li, China - 59.55
12. Giedrius Titenis, Lithuania - 59.90
13. Vsevolod Zanko, Russia - 59.91
14. Jorge Murillo Valdes, Colombia - 59.93
15. Christian vom Lehn, Germany - 1:00.13
16. Glenn Snyders, New Zealand - 1:00.26

Tags: World Record, Breaststroke, Adam Peaty, Ross Murdoch, 100m Breaststroke, Heats, Semi Finals, Olympics, Rio






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