On Air Early Breakfast Paul Moran | 5:00am - 7:30am

CWG: Laura Kinley qualifies for 100m Breaststroke semi-final

Athlete already holds Manx record

Manx swimmer Laura Kinley has qualified for the semi-finals of the Women's 100m Breaststroke at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

She finished 13th from the field of 29 in a time of 1.10.66.

Laura already holds the Isle of Man record in this event, having swum it in 1.09.71 in 2018.

Tonight, Laura will be swimming in lane one of the second semi-final at 9.10pm.

This will be Laura's second semi-final of the week after contesting the 50m Breaststroke on Friday.

Also in action at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre this morning were Peter Allen and Kiera Prentice.

Peter swam the Men's 100m Butterfly in 56.80 seconds, finishing 27th in a field of 48 international athletes.

Peter told Manx Radio the games have been a learning curve:

Kiera swam the Women's 200m backstroke in 2.38.01 to finish 13th overall - her highest placing of the games so far.

Tonight, as well as Laura Kinley's semi-final, the Men's 4 x 200m relay team will swim in the final of that event.

Laura Kinley spoke to Rob Pritchard after finding out she'd qualified:

 

More from Isle of Man News