Rio Olympics 2016: Duncan Scott reaches 100m freestyle final

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Rio Olympics 2016: Duncan Scott qualifies for 100m freestyle final

British teenager Duncan Scott earned a place in the men's Olympic 100m freestyle final at Rio 2016 after finishing fourth in his semi-final.

The 19-year-old Scot swam 48.20 seconds to reach Wednesday's final (03:03 BST, Thursday) as seventh fastest qualifier.

Earlier, Scott set a new British record of 48.01 seconds in his heat.

Fellow Briton Andrew Willis reached the men's 200m breaststroke final by winning his semi-final, but team-mate Craig Benson missed out.

Willis, who won bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, swam a personal best of two minutes 7.23 seconds in the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

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Andrew Willis finishes first in his 200m breaststroke semi-final

Scott also 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 first 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, 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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