Madelyn Moore has to settle for 16th in 50 metres butterfly
Bermuda swimmer Madelyn Moore competed in a second successive Commonwealth Games semi-final today.
Fresh from clocking a personal best time of 25.72sec to finish fourteenth overall in the 50 metres freestyle yesterday, Moore put herself into the semi-finals of the 50 butterfly after finishing sixth in heat five, touching the wall in 27.33.
However, she was unable to improve on her performance from the heats after finishing last of eight in 27.42, which was the slowest of the 16 semi-finalists.
“Yesterday was a confidence booster, so I knew if I executed what I’ve been training to do I could make another semi-final,” said Moore who returns to the Sandwell Aquatic Centre tomorrow morning to compete in the 100 free.
In the same discipline, Emma Harvey narrowly missed out on also progressing to a second successive semi-final in as many days, after finishing seventh in heat seven in 27.78.
Earlier in the morning session, Jack Harvey fell short of advancing to the semi-finals of the men’s 50 backstroke after finishing eighth in heat five in 26.88.
“The race felt fine but the time is pretty disappointing,” he said. “Coming into the meet I wanted to make a semi-final and swim in the night session, but it didn’t happen.
“I’ve got one more race [200m on Tuesday], so I need to just focus and get ready for that one.
“Overall the 100 back on Friday and 50 back today were both disappointing, but it happens. I have to refocus for Tuesday and hope that’s better.”