Simmonds books final spot

Teenager second fastest in qualifying

Last Updated: 08/09/12 1:05pm

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Ellie Simmonds: Second fastest in qualifying

Ellie Simmonds: Second fastest in qualifying

An emotional build-up to her final day at London 2012 did not affect Ellie Simmonds as she booked a spot in the final of the S6 100m freestyle.

The 17-year-old has already claimed two golds and one bronze medal and on Saturday night she has a good chance of making her fourth trip to the podium.

The Walsall-born teenager was second fastest through behind Victoria Arlen in one minute 16.68 seconds with the American the clear favourite after equalling her own world record - which she wrested from Simmonds - in 1min 14.74secs.

Lead-up

Simmonds said: "I had a rubbish lead-up to this one: I couldn't sleep at all last night.

"I've been quite emotional, I don't know why.

"But I am enjoying it, I think that is what I am going to get out of tonight - enjoy today and it's that last day.

"I've had the best time of my life so far so I am just enjoying it all now."

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