Bronte Barratt has qualified fastest for the women's 200 metre final.
Bronte Barratt has qualified fastest for the women's 200 metre final. Getty Images Sport - Clive Rose

Barratt, Palmer qualify for final

AUSTRALIANS Bronte Barratt and Kylie Palmer have qualified for the final of the women's 200 metre freestyle.

Barratt qualified fastest for the final with a 1:56:08 while Palmer was excited just to be a part of the final after setting a time of 1:57:44.

"I'm so relieved I'm in the final," Palmer said.

"Theres not much better than making an Olympic final."

Barratt swam a composed race, knowing there was a tougher test to come, with a showdown against Italian superstar Federica Pellegrini the drawcard.

"Really wasn't worried about time, I just wanted to go out and race it," Barratt said.

"I knew I could come home over the top."


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