Chris Walker-Hebborn qualifies for Commonwealth Games final

FINAL SPOT: Chris Walker-Hebborn PICTURE: Matthew Dickens at OnEdition/ Team England
FINAL SPOT: Chris Walker-Hebborn PICTURE: Matthew Dickens at OnEdition/ Team England

Bury St Edmunds-born swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn will go for gold in the Tollcross Swimming Centre in Glasgow on Friday night after qualifying for the 100m backstroke final.

The 24-year-old set a new Commomwealth Games record of 53.30 seconds on Thursday morning to book his place in the semi-final in devastating fashion.

He then flew out of the blocks in the evening’s final, leading at the 50m turn, before being overtaken at the death to finish third with a time of 53.57 seconds.

The heat was won by Australia’s Mitch Larkin in 53.33 with England’s Liam Tancock second in 53.49.

All three times were enough to finish in the top three qualifiers for the final across the two heats.

Friday’s final is set to get under way at 9.03pm.

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