Swimming: Campbell sisters through to women’s 100m freestyle final in Rio 2016

  • Reuters, Rio de Janeiro
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2016 07:53 IST
Cate Campbell (AUS) of Australia reacts during Rio 2016 Olympics. (Reuters Photo)

Australian sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell, one the world record holder and the other the world champion, will race each other in the Olympic women’s 100 metres freestyle final after qualifying in Wednesday’s semi-finals.

World record holder Cate was fastest, breaking the Olympic record of 52.78 that she had set earlier in the heats with a time of 52.71 seconds, while younger sibling Bronte was fifth of the final eight.

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Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands also made the final with the seventh best time.

Canada’s Penelope Oleksiak, who won a 100 butterfly silver on Sunday and a 4x100 freestyle relay bronze on the opening day, was second fastest in 52.72 with Simone Manuel of the United States third in 53.11.

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