Goddard, Renwick into Euro finals

James Goddard and Robbie Renwick progressed through to the finals of their respective events at the European Championships in Debrecen.


Goddard finished fifth in the 200m individual medley – the event in which he is Commonwealth champion – in a time of 2:0.66 seconds to secure his place in the next round.

He has decided to compete only in the medley rather than double up with the 200m backstroke at the Olympics this summer, with his focus entirely on the event.

Laszlo Cseh heads the field into Wednesday's final, 1.64 seconds ahead of second-fastest qualifier Simon Sjoedin.

Meanwhile, Renwick reached the final of the 200m freestyle in sixth in a time of 1:48.89 with the Brit having already missed out on a medal in the 400m.

World record holder Paul Biedermann is looking to complete a double following Monday's victory in the 400m.

In another event, Fabio Scozzoli of Italy dedicated his 100m breaststroke title at the European Championships on Tuesday to two-time champion Alex Dale Oen, who died suddenly three weeks ago.

Scozzoli took silver behind Dale Oen when the Norwegian won this event at last year's world championships in Shanghai -- his country's first such title in swimming.

Scozzoli touched in 1:0.55 seconds. Valeriy Dymo of Ukraine took silver in 1:00.68 and another Italian, Mattia Pesce, took bronze in 1:00.93.

"He accompanied all of my achievements and he accompanied me today, too, and I really wanted to win this to remember him," Scozzoli said.

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