Madelyn Moore and Emma Harvey improve but go out in 50 metres backstroke semi-finals
Bermuda swimmers Madelyn Moore and Emma Harvey signed off from their Commonwealth Games campaign by competing in the semi-finals of the 50 metres backstroke.
Having qualified in the morning session with a time of 29.29sec for fourth place in her heat, Moore went on to better her time in the semi-final, touching the wall in 29.18 for sixth.
“I was hoping and praying that I would make the semi-final today and I’m super excited that Emma and I both got through,” said Moore, who also reached the semi-finals of the 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly.
Harvey also wrapped up the Games on a positive note having also improved on her qualifying time of 29.38 to finish fifth, clocking a time of 29.27 for sixth in the second semi-final of the evening.
For Harvey, it was her second appearance in the semi-finals, having previously qualified in the 50 free.
Earlier in the morning session, Jack Harvey fell short of progressing in the 200 backstroke.
In his final event of the Games, Harvey, competing in heat one, touched the wall in 2min 5.93sec for sixth.
He admitted that the experience as a whole had proved a vast learning experience in what was his debut at this level.
“It was hard from get-go,” he said of his final appearance. “Racing against people that are seconds ahead of you, you’re always going to get that wake coming into your lane, which made it a bit rough.
“That’s my competition over and season done. Right now I’m not too satisfied, but it is what it is.
“I feel like I’ve learnt a lot with it being my first major international. I‘ve learned about how I swim and how I need to focus on executing my own race and not worrying about others.
“It’s really easy in the call room and walking out on deck to be worrying about others are doing. You’re racing the fastest guys in the world and you really how they focus and prepare for their races.
“It’s something to keep in mind because I want to be at their level and racing against these top guys; I’ve got a lot of work to do.”