Chetcuti sets national record
Maltese swimmer Andrew Chetcuti set a new national record in the 100 metres freestyle heats at the London Olympic Games on Tuesday.
Starting in lane five of the third heat, Chetcuti completed the distance in 51.67 seconds - 0.18 seconds faster than his own national best he set earlier this year.
Chetcuti finished the race third behind Albania’s Sidni Hoxha (51.11) and Guam’s Kevin Soto (51.44).
Despite the good result, the Maltese swimmer failed to qualify for the semifinals.