ROTHERHAM’S Rebecca Turner produced a barn-storming final leg to help qualify the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team into tonight’s final at the Aquatic Centre.
Turner, who will be 20 on August 1, pulled the team back from fifth position into fourth to earn their place in the final, which starts at 8.43pm.
The former Wickersley school student said she was delighted with her form: “It was a great first race blow out for everyone. We’re really pleased.
“I love doing the relays, I always get a buzz from doing the relays. Swimming well today lets me know I’m in good shape.”
Although Team GB qualified in joint seventh place Turner said a medal is a possibility and thinks the support of the home crowd will spur them on.
“Who knows? (if they can win a medal) Anything can happen in a final. It’s just fingers crossed.
“It’s pretty cool to see all the crowd there and know everyone is there for you. I just wanted to swim well.
“It’ll be an exciting final tonight and then we’ve got the 200s as well.”
Great Britain may call in 100m freestyle specialist Fran Halsall into the team for tonight’s final. One of either Turner, Amy Smith, Jess Lloyd or Caitlin McClatchey would drop out.