Bury St Edmunds-raised swimmer Walker Hebborn aiming to bounce back

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Chris Walker-Hebborn will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment of missing out on the men’s 100m backstroke Olympic final when he goes for glory in the men’s 4x100m medley relay later today.

The Bury St Edmunds-raised swimmer finished sixth in Sunday’s backstroke semi-final and 11th overall (53.75 secs) with only the fastest eight across two heats progressing to the final.

But he will have a chance of redemption in the semi-final heat with gold medallist Adam Peaty in the men’s 4x100m medley relay, due to get under way at 7.50pm tonight (BST).

The former King Edward VI School pupil won gold with the team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as retaining their European Championships title earlier this year.

Following his individual event disappointment earlier this week, Walker-Hebborn tweeted: “Didn’t quite go to plan, but have a huge relay to get ready for, still chasing the dream.”

The final will be on Sunday at 3.04am BST.