5 August 10:58 (BST)


GLASGOW - Comments from Alys THOMAS (GBR) after she qualified fastest for the semifinals of the women's 200m butterfly at Tollcross International Swimming Centre on Sunday.


On reaching the semifinal:

"It felt smooth, it felt good. I just kept an eye on what the girls were going but I can’t control what they do so just focusing on me and try to back it up tonight and get through to tomorrow (the final).

"I just take one race at a time really so just do the heats this morning and hopefully make it back and then concentrate on that. Even thought some people might think I’m a dead cert being seeded second in there is no certainty. I am always guaranteed a heat and then just go from there."

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