Day 01 Morning report
BROWN & SHAW QUALIFY FOR BRONZE MEDAL RIDE OFF IN THE VELODROME KEANE ADVANCES TO TONIGHT’S 100m BUTTERFLY FINAL IN THE AQUATICS CENTRE
MORNING HIGHLIGHTS: James Brown and Damien Shaw have qualified for the Bronze medal ride off in the Individual Pursuit B paracycling competition at the Velodrome. The pair clocked a time of 4:25.557 to finish as the fourth fastest qualifiers and will face Spanish duo Miguel Angel Clemente Solano and Diego Javier Munoz in the bronze ride off this evening at 16:57.
Ellen Keane clocked a PB to qualify for tonight’s 100m Butterfly S9 Final at the Aquatics Centre. Keane was the fifth fastest in this morning’s heats with a time of 1:13.15. The Women’s 100m Butterfly S9 final will take place at 19:30 this evening.
Following her race, Keane said,
“I had a really good fly set yesterday, it put me in a positive mood and positive frame of mind, I just wanted to get out there and get used to racing and it felt really good, hopefully tonight I can get another PB”.
James Scully narrowly missed out on qualification for tonight’s 50m Freestyle S5 final finishing as the ninth fastest in this morning’s heats in a time of 38.18sec. Scully will now look to his favoured event, the 200m Freestyle on Saturday
“I’ve got the first one over and done with, it felt good and I’m feeling fitter and stronger than ever before, I’ll get in and see what happens,” commented Scully
Eilish Byrne has had a strong opening ride on Youri in the Equestrian Team Test – Grade II at a packed and damp Greenwich Park. She currently stands in fourth position after 21 of the 23 riders having competed.
Speaking in the mixed zone after her event, Byrne said:
“I felt I dealt with this well. I tried to stay relaxed and dealt with the crowd really well. Overall I am quite pleased.”
Ronan Rooney lost his opening match in the Table Tennis Men’s Singles M2 Preliminaries at the ExCel Arena to Beijing Gold medallist Vincent Boury of France and will face Martin Ludrocsky of Slovakia tonight at 18:40.
Cycling: Individual Pursuit B Qualifiers Qualifiers: 1 K Modra & S McPhee (AUS) 4:18.752, 2. B Lindores & S Finning 4:21.219 (AUS), 3. MA Clemente Solano & DJ Munoz (SPA) 4:24.539. 4. James Brown & Damien Shaw 4:25.557
Swimming: Women’s 100m Butterfly S9 Heats Qualifiers: 1. N du Toit (RSA) 1:09.94, 2. E Stone (USA) 1:11.19, 3. S Gascon (SPA) 1:11.45, 5. Ellen Keane (IRL) 1:13.15
Men’s 50m Freestyle S5 Heats Qualifiers: 1. D Dias (BRA) 33.02, 2. S Rodriguez (SPA) 33.80, 3. R Perkins (USA) 34.16, 9. James Scully (IRL) 38.18
Equestrian: Equestrian Team Test – Grade II (21 of 23 riders) Ranking: 1. N Baker (GBR) 76.085, 2. L Barwick (CAN) 72.095 3. R Hart (USA) 69.095, 4. P van de Sande (NED) 68.095, 5. Eilish Byrne (IRL) 67.714
Table Tennis: Men’s Singles M2 Preliminaries V Boury (FRA) bt Ronan Rooney (IRL) 11-2, 11-2, 11-3
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