London 2012: Hatfield swimmer through to Olympic final

PUBLISHED: 13:22 03 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:34 03 August 2012

Swimmer Adam Brown

Swimmer Adam Brown

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HATFIELD swimmer Adam Brown battles for an Olympic medal tomorrow (Saturday) after reaching the final of the men’s 4x100m medley relay with the Team GB quartet.

Brown and his Team GB colleagues won their heat this morning (Friday) in sensational style to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games final.

The GB foursome of Liam Tancock, Craig Benson, Michael Rock and Brown clocked 3mins 33.73secs to win heat one.

That took them through to the final as the second fastest qualifiers behind only heat two winners USA in 3mins 32.65secs.

Adam later tweeted: “Wow!!! What a feeling!!! The crowd were absolutely amazing this morning!! We couldn’t of done it without you!! Thanks for all the suppot!!!”

Backstroke specialist Tancock led off the GB team at the Aquatics Centre. A superb second breaststroke leg by Benson put the home nation ahead of the field.

Rock maintained the top spot with his butterfly leg before handing over to Brown.

The Hatfield Swimming Club’s freestyle ace completed the last leg, holding off the challenge of the Australians to touch first to a huge cheer from the home Union Flag waving crowd at the Aquatics Centre.

It was a fantastic Olympic Games high point for Brown, who was rested for the 4x100m freestyle relay, in which the GB team failed to progress. Individually, Brown didn’t make the finals of either the 50m or 100m individual freestyle.

The men’s 4x100m medley relay final is scheduled to take place tomorrow evening (Saturday) at 8.27pm.


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