Disappointing start

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WISBECH swimmer Liam Knight had a disappointing start to his European Junior Championships in Antwerp when he failed to qualify for the 100m backstroke semi-finals on the first day.

Knight recorded a time of 57.44 in his heat to finish in 14th place, but a poor turn and the unusual rules for the competition, saw him not qualify for the last 16 where six swimmers with slower times were included.

Knight, who felt the 100 metres backstroke was his best chance of a medal, commented on Twitter: “57.4 was not to bad but mucked up my turn. Went in to close and got a bit excited. I could have gone like a second quicker I was feeling really good.”

Knight still has the 50 and 200 metres backstoke to come.