McClatchey storms into semi-finals

Great Britain's Caitlin McClatchey celebrates winning her heat in the Women's 200m Freestyle Heats
Great Britain's Caitlin McClatchey celebrates winning her heat in the Women's 200m Freestyle Heats
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Northamptonshire’s Caitlin McClatchey won her heat in the 200m freestyle at the Olympic Games this morning.

Roared on by the home crowd at the Aquatic Centre, McClatchey turned for the final 50m in fourth place but surged through to win the fourth heat in a time of 1.58.30.

It meant she qualified joint seventh fastest for this evening’s semi-finals, which take place at 7.30pm.

Frenchwomen Camille Muffat, who won the 400m freestyle gold last night, was one of those that McClatchey left in her wake.