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Barratt, Palmer qualify for final

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

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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