Willis through to semis in record time
BRACKNELL AND WOKINGHAM swimmer Andrew Willis won his 200m breaststroke heat in a new English record at the Aquatics Centre this morning.
Willis, competing in his first Olympic Games, came home in a time of 2 minutes 09.33 seconds - five tenths quicker than when he won the national title in March - to qualify for this evening's semi-final.
His training partner Michael Jamieson set a new British record in the previous race, so the GB duo qualify second and third overall for the semis.
He said: "The heats were very quick so I had to do everything to make it. I just want to go out tonight, do my best and get into the final and then you never know what can happen."
This article appeared in Bracknell News 31 Jul 12