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FINA World Championships, Swimming: Great Britain Goes 1-2 in Women's 800 Free Qualifying -- July 31, 2009

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ROME, Italy, July 31. GREAT Britain demonstrated its dominance in the women's 800 free qualifying round with a 1-2 finish at the FINA World Championships.


World record holder Rebecca Adlington led the way with an 8:20.53 in heat five, while teammate Joanne Jackson placed second in 8:20.80 from heat three to setup an intra-country showdown in finals.

Romania's Camelia Potec qualified third in 8:22.03, while Italy's Alessia Filippi took fourth overall in 8:24.03.

Denmark's Lotte Friis turned in a fifth-place 8:25.72, while Spain's Erika Villaecija qualified sixth in 8:26.58. South Africa's Wendy Trott placed seventh in 8:27.26.

Chile's Kristel Kobrich Schimpl and France's Ophelie-Cyrielle Etienne set up an unkind swimoff for eighth place with matching times of 8:27.90.


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