SO CLOSE YET SO FAR
It’s another Welsh record and another incredible swim from our boys, but Australia, England and Canada are just too quick. We’re forced to settle for 4th, but you’ve done proud. 3:15.79
MEN’S RELAY TEAM CONFIRMED
Dan Jones will lead Wales out in the 4×100 free before Matt Richards takes on the challenge. Tom Carswell will swim leg three, and Calum Jarvis will anchor.
SIXTH FOR HARRIET
Harriet Jones has just been in 100 Fly final action, where she put in a strong showing to finish sixth in 59.02.
HARRIS QUALIFIES THIRD!
Another seriously solid swim from Medi who qualifies third for tomorrow’s 100 Back final. The North Walian touched the wall just behind Canada in 59.64.
Charlotte Evans was within touching distance of a final berth, but finishes 12th overall.
WOMEN’S 100 BACK NEXT!
Medi Harris impressed in the 100 Back earlier today, can she cement her place in the middle lanes, and can Charlotte Evans break into the final? We’ll find out next.
NOT TO BE FOR OUR OLYMPIC MEDALLISTS
It’s not to be for Matt and Calum as they finish fifth and seventh respectively. Their attentions will now turn to the relay later tonight!
MATT & CALUM UP NEXT
It’s almost showtime for Matt Richards and Calum Jarvis in the 200m Freestyle Final. Matt’s in lane 2 while Calum is in lane 7.
FRASER EIGHTH IN FINAL
What a Games it’s been so far for Lewis Fraser…and it’s not over yet.
He finishes eighth in a rapid final that brings a Commonwealth record for champion Ben Proud. 23.71 is still a time to be proud of.
WE. ARE. BACK.
We have swimmers in four finals and two semi-finals this evening at Sandwell. Lewis Fraser is first up in the 50 Fly at 19:07. Let’s go!
Some reaction from Matt Richards after qualifying for tonight’s 200m Free final:
“It’s amazing to get in the pool for the first time for Team Wales. It’s a totally different feeling to other competitions, really looking forward to the next swim.”
EVANS IN SEMI-FINALS!
After qualifying 10th, Charlotte Evans will also be looking to get her name in the final mix.
MEDI QUALIFIES THIRD!
Medi’s looking sharp. She’s just pipped by Australia in her heat but still qualifies third fastest for tonight’s semi-finals in a time of 1:00.02.
BOOTH INTO SEMIS
Kyle Booth will be looking to kick-on in the 100m Breast semi-finals after qualifying as the 14th fastest.
BOOTH AND NEWMAN UP NEXT
City of Cardiff Breaststroke talents Kyle Booth and Bradley Newman are up next in the 100m Breast.
RICHARDS & JARVIS THROUGH
Jarvis and Richards will feature in tonight’s final! Jarvis qualified sixth fastest in 1:48.22 behind Matt who raced home in 1:47.59.
It’s disappointment for Kieran Bird despite a new personal best of 1:48.99 over 200m!
RICHARDS LOOKING STRONG
Richards has picked up where he left off last night. The Olympic relay gold medallist qualifies as fifth fastest for the semi-finals after an epic battle with Tom Dean and Mack Horton.
WHAT A START!
Calum Jarvis finishes a strong second in his heat ahead of Kieran Bird in fourth! Matt Richards is up next in Heat 5.
We’re back at Sandwell Aquatics Centre for day two of the action. This morning’s participants:
Men’s 200m Freestyle Heats: Matt Richards, Calum Jarvis & Kieran Bird
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Heats: Kyle Booth & Bradley Newman
Women’s 100m Backstroke Heats: Medi Harris & Charlotte Evans
Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Heats: Team TBC