London 2012 Olympics: Hatfield swimmer Brown gutted to miss out on 50m semi-finals

PUBLISHED: 11:17 02 August 2012

Hatfield Swimming Club's Adam Brown. Picture by Paul Sanwell op_photographic@btinternet.com

Hatfield Swimming Club's Adam Brown. Picture by Paul Sanwell op_photographic@btinternet.com

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LONDON 2012 Olympic swimmer Adam Brown was left ‘gutted’ after this morning failing to qualify for the men’s 50m freestyle semi-finals.

The 23-year-old Team GB and Hatfield Swimming Club ace finished 20th fastest in the heats at the Aquatics Centre.

His time of 22.39secs in heat six was outside of the top 16 to qualify for the semi-finals.

Speaking straight after the race on Twitter, he said: “Gave it all I had out there this morning! Gutted not to make the semi final! Thanks for all the support, sorry I couldn’t go faster!!”

The fastest men’s 50m freestyle qualifier was Trinidad and Tobago’s George Richard Bovell with 21.77secs, with world record holder and world champion Cesar Cielo of Brazil second fastest in 21.80secs.

On Tuesday Brown, who trains at the Hertfordshire Sports village, also missed out on the 100m freestyle semi-finals.

He clocked 49.20secs to finish seventh in heat six, the top 16 times from the eight 100m heats, all sub 49 seconds, progressed.


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