Three Things from Tollcross: Champions back in the pool on sprint Saturday – LEN

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Three Things from Tollcross: Champions back in the pool on sprint Saturday

Day Three heroes rode the wave of their success on Saturday morning as a bumper weekend at EuroSwim gathers pace.

Gold medallists from Friday night Freya Anderson, Vladimir Morozov and Katinka Hosszu all dived back into competition and underlined their multiple medal credentials.

Here are three things you might have missed from the morning session.

Morozov returns to action

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Morozov can’t quite reach Hosszu’s record seven gold medals from last time out in Copenhagen, but in this form is on course for six titles.

After taking the 50m freestyle last night, the Russian sprinter Morozov was back in the Tollcross pool for the 100m and this time his competition may be closer to home.

He topped the final heat in 46.46 to qualify second-fastest through to the semi-finals, with compatriot Vladislav Grinev hot on his heels.

Great Britain will have representation in the final as Duncan Scott, who won a bronze medal in this event in 2017, touched in 46.72 to secure his place in the next round.

Hosts thrive

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Hours on from her stunning victory in the 100m freestyle, Anderson cruised through to the final of the 200m freestyle, where she will once again face the might of Federica Pellegrini & co.

It was a successful morning for Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, top of the pile in the 200m individual medley qualification with Hosszu in third, and the Brit also claimed her spot in the 100m butterfly semi-finals.

As well as being in the 100m freestyle semi-finals, Scott is also through to the final of the 200m individual medley alongside Joe Litchfield.

While Georgia Davies, who won 100m backstroke bronze, clinched a 50m semi-final spot and Great Britain went safely through to the final of the mixed 4x50m freestyle relay.

Tollcross set for sparkling Saturday night

Speed is top of the agenda for Saturday night at EuroSwim, as the crowds turn out to watch seven titles awarded.

The glittering night begins with the women’s 100m breaststroke with Ireland’s Mona McSharry top qualifying but she’ll have battle on her hands with Italy looking strong.

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Then O’Connor will go head to head with Hosszu in the medley, before Anderson sees if she can claim the freestyle double.

Ross Murdoch carries British hopes in the men’s 100m breaststroke but faces tough competition from Belarussian Ilya Shymanovich.

And a frenetic end to the evening will see champions crowned in the men’s 50m butterfly, women’s 50m backstroke and the mixed 4x50m freestyle relay.

Tickets for EuroSwim2019 are still available HERE or at the Tollcross box office.