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Swimmers bow out in semis

There were great efforts in the swimming at the Commonwealth Games as Grant Halsall and Laura Kinley set new Island records to reach the semi-finals.

Halsall swam a time of 54 seconds in qualifying to set a new record in the 100 metres butterfly to finish 13th fastest overall.

He then claimed seventh in his semi-final heat in a time of 54.15.

Meanwhile, Kinley set a time of one minute, 10.90 seconds in the 100 metres breaststroke to seal the final semi-final spot.

In her semi-final, Kinley produced another good showing finishing eighth in 1.10.99.

Earlier on the track, athlete Harriet Pryke finished sixth in her heat (heat four) of the 400 metres in a time of 56.15 seconds at Hampden Park.

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