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Burch qualifies

Roy-Allan Burch, the Bermuda swimmer, insists that he has kept his powder dry after qualifying for the 50 metres freestyle semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games this morning.

Burch finished third in his heat in a time of 22.68sec to place ninth overall at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

The 28-year-old, who set a personal best in the 100 free semi-finals on Saturday, said: “I felt pretty good and comfortable but I will definitely need to go quicker than that tonight.

“My time was pretty good although I have never really swam in a 50 like that before with so many big guys.

“It makes a big difference because the water moves differently and everyone is right next to you - it's a different kind of race.

“I definitely need to go quicker but I try not to get too jacked up because you don't want to use all of your bullets. I'll get jacked up tonight though.”

Burch swims at 4pm Bermuda time.

Roy-Allan Burch ¬ ¬

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Published July 28, 2014 at 9:19 am (Updated July 28, 2014 at 9:26 am)

Burch qualifies

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