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Rio Olympics 2016: Duncan Scott breaks British freestyle 100m record to make semi

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Team GB’s Duncan Scott set a new British record to qualify for the 100m freestyle semi-finals at Rio 2016.

Scott, 19, posted a time of 48.01 seconds to qualify third overall, with Australia’s Kyle Chalmers topping the table and American Caeleb Dressel second.

The semi-final takes place at 02:00 BST on Wednesday.

Ben Proud failed to make the semi-final after finishing 29th overall with a time of 49.14 seconds.

Scott then helped the British 4x200m freestyle relay team reach the final, which takes place at 03:38 BST on Wednesday.

GB beat the United States to second in the heat by 0.43 seconds, with Russia third, and they will be joined by Germany, Japan, Australia, Belgium, and the Netherlands in the medal contest.

Earlier in the day, Andrew Willis qualified third overall for the semi-finals of the men’s 200m breaststroke, with Craig Benson also going through in 15th place.

Aimee Willmott failed to reach the women’s 200m butterfly semi-finals after finishing just over three seconds outside the top time of Spain’s Mireia Belmonte.

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