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Manx swimmer comes fourth in women's 200m butterfly final at Commonwealth Games

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The Isle of Man's Charlotte Atkinson has claimed fourth place in the Women's 200m Butterfly Final at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

She narrowly missed winning the island's first medal of the Games, but lost out by 45 secs behind Australia's Emma McKeon.

Welsh swimmer Alys Thomas won gold with Australian Laura Taylor coming second.

Atkinson, aged 21, came fifth in the 100m at the Gold Coast. She's the first Manx swimmer in a Commonwealth Games Final for 48 years.

IoM Commonwealth Games team set off for Gold Coast

The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games team 2018. Credit: IOM Commonwealth Games Association

The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games team have set off for the Gold Coast 2018 Games.

They will be settling into the Sunshine Coast for a week before moving to the athletes’ village in Gold Coast.

The Games will take place over 12 days, between April 4 and 15, and temporarily be home to more than 6,600 athletes and officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories.