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Gambin sets national record, fails to reach semi-finals

Malta's Ryan Gambin set a new national record in the Olympics Swimming-Men's 100m butterfly heats this afternoon, but that was not enough to achieve his dream of making it to the semi-finals.

Gambin came sixth in heat four, with a time of 53.70 seconds. The previous national record was 53.94s. The following were the results:

Heat one
1. Andrejs Duda (Latvia) 55.20 seconds
2. Luis Matias (Angola) 57.06
3. Marco Antonio Camargo Gonzalez (Ecuador) 57.48
Heat two
1. Shaune Fraser (Cayman Islands) 54.08
2. Daniel Bego (Malaysia) 54.38
3. Gordon Touw Ngie Tjouw (Surinam) 54.54
4. Rustam Khudiyev (Kazakhstan) 54.62
5. Bader Almuhana (Saudi Arabia) 55.59
5. Ahmed Salah (Egypt) 55.59
7. Nedim Nisic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 57.16
Heat three
1. Rimvydas Salcius (Lithuania) 52.90
2. Alon Mandel (Israel) 52.99
3. Jeremy Knowles (Bahamas) 53.72
4. Adam Madarassy (Hungary) 53.93
5. Hjortur Mar Reynisson (Iceland) 54.17
6. Camilo Becerra (Colombia) 54.27
7. Onur Uras (Turkey) 54.79
8. Georgi Palazov (Bulgaria) 55.25
Heat four
1. Jakob Andkjaer (Denmark) 52.24
2. Sotirios Pastras (Greece) 52.41
3. Ioan Gherghel (Romania) 52.50
4. Michal Rubacek (Czech Republic) 53.53
5. Juan Jose Veloz Davila (Mexico) 53.58
6. Ryan Gambin (Malta) 53.70
7. Ankur Poseria (India) 54.74
. Mattia Nalesso (Italy) DNS
Heat five
1. Lyndon Ferns (South Africa) 52.04
2. Mario Todorovic (Croatia) 52.26
3. Simao Morgado (Portugal) 52.80
4. Francois Heersbrandt (Belgium) 53.33
5. Doug Lennox (Puerto Rico) 53.34
6. Adam Sioui (Canada) 53.38
7. Ivan Lendjer (Serbia) 53.41
8. Yauheni Lazuka (Belarus) 53.54
Heat six
1. Sergii Breus (Ukraine) 51.82
2. Shi Feng (China) 51.87
3. Lars Froelander (Sweden) 52.15
4. Michael Rock (Britain) 52.48
5. Todd Cooper (Britain) 52.52
6. Moss Burmester (New Zealand) 52.67
7. Octavio Alesi (Venezuela) 53.58
8. Alexei Puninski (Croatia) 53.65
Heat seven
1. Jason Dunford (Kenya) 51.14
2. Andrew Lauterstein (Australia) 51.37
3. Takuro Fujii (Japan) 51.50
4. Frederick Bousquet (France) 51.83
5. Ryan Pini (Papua New Guinea) 52.00
6. Nikolay Skvortsov (Russia) 52.26
7. Joe Bartoch (Canada) 52.90
8. Thomas Rupprath (Germany) 53.56
Heat eight
1. Albert Altes Subirats (Venezuela) 51.71
2. Corney Swanepoel (New Zealand) 51.78
3. Ian Crocker (United States) 51.95
4. Adam Pine (Australia) 52.07
5. Gabriel Mangabeira (Brazil) 52.28
6. Evgeny Korotyshkin (Russia) 52.30
7. Rafael Munoz (Spain) 52.53
8. Christophe Lebon (France) 52.56
Heat nine
1. Milorad Cavic (Serbia) 50.76 OR
2. Michael Phelps (United States) 50.87
3. Andrii Serdinov (Ukraine) 51.10
4. Peter Mankoc (Slovenia) 51.24
5. Kaio Almeida (Brazil) 52.05
6. Robin van Aggele (Netherlands) 52.26
7. Masayuki Kishida (Japan) 52.45
8. Benjamin Starke (Germany) 53.50

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