Kinley and Halsall impress in semis

Laura Kinley in action during the women's 100m breaststroke semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games (Photo: Dave Norton)

Laura Kinley in action during the women's 100m breaststroke semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games (Photo: Dave Norton)

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The Isle of Man’s swimmers enjoyed another fine evening in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Hours after being in the 4x200m relay team which shattered the island record by a whopping 16 seconds, Grant Halsall was back in the pool at the Tollcross Swimming Centre in the 100m butterfly semi-finals.

The Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist swam an impressive race only just outside of his own new island record set earlier in the Games, finishing seventh in his semi and 13th overall.

Also going close to her own record was Laura Kinley who, having set a new island standard in the morning session, competed in her second semi-final of the Games in the 100m breaststroke.

And the 18-year-old produced a great swim of 1min 10.99sec - just nine 100ths of a second outside her best - on her way to maintaining her qualifying position to finish 16th overall.

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