London 2012 Olympics: Hatfield swimmer misses out on semi-final place

PUBLISHED: 10:56 31 July 2012

Hatfield Swimming Club's Adam Brown. Picture by Paul Sanwell

Hatfield Swimming Club's Adam Brown. Picture by Paul Sanwell


HATFIELD swimmer Adam Brown has missed out on making the semi-finals of the men's 100m freestyle at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Adam Brown factfile

* Name: Adam Brown

* Age: 23

* Sport: Swimming

* Club: Hatfield Swimming Club

* Olympic events: Men’s 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle relay.

* Date of Events: July 29 – 4x100m heats; July 31 – 100m freestyle heats; August 2 – 50m freestyle heats; August 3 – 4x100m medley heats.

Facts: Trains at Hertfordshire Sport Village. Has his own website

This morning (Tuesday) the Hatfield Swimming Club member clocked 49.20secs in the pool at the London Aquatics Centre to finish seventh in heat six.

The top 16 times from the eight heats, all sub 49 seconds, progressed to the next stage.

Brown, Britain’s fastest swimmer, will next line-up in the 50m freestyle heats on Thursday.

It was the 23-year-old’s first appearance at the 2012 Games after he was rested by the GB team for the 4x100m freestyle relay heats.

However, that backfired as the team failed to progress from their heat on Sunday.

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