Swimming: Exeter's Liam Tancock hopes to hold onto title

Exeter's Liam Tancock goes into tonight's semi-final of the 100 metre Backstroke at the British swimming championships looking to hold on to his national title. Tancock is also the British record holder and will be confident of reaching tomorrow night's final.

As well as defending his backstroke crown the event is the Great Britain qualifying event for this Summer's Olympic Games. Tancock needs to finish first or second overall and within the official time standard to be certain of his place in the GB team.

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