Madeline Groves Edges Ahead Of 200 Fly Competition In Semi-Finals

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Women’s 200 Fly Semi-Finals:

Australia’s Madeline Groves turned up the heat in semi-finals of the women’s 200 fly posting the first sub-2:06 of the event. Groves touched in a 2:05.66 to return as the top seed tomorrow for finals.

Mireia Belmonte of Spain slipped to second in the rankings with a 2:06.06 finish from heat two of the semi-finals, while China’s Zhou Yilin posted a lifetime best of 2:06.52.

Japan’s Natsumi Hoshi posted a 2:06.74 to return as the fourth place seed, just ahead of China’s Zhang Yufei’s 2:06.95.

Hali Flickinger of the USA put forth a valiant effort in heat two to catch Groves but could not, earning herself the sixth place seed with a 2:07.02.

Australia’s Brianna Throssell (2:07.19) and USA’s Cammile Adams (2:07.22) round out the top eight qualifiers.

Full results from tonight’s semifinals and finals are available here.