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Henrico's Townley Haas advances to Olympic semifinals in 200M

Townley Haas (Source: NBC Olympics) Townley Haas (Source: NBC Olympics)
RIO DE JANEIRO (WWBT) -

Henrico's Townley Haas finished his first heat on Sunday in the 200 meter freestyle.

Haas finished his individual heat with a time of 1:46.13. His time placed him 5th and qualifies him for the semifinals. He will swim live on NBC12 during the primetime coverage between 7 p.m. and midnight. 

Haas originally qualified for the event with a time of 1:45.66, the ninth fastest in American history and edging out Conor Dwyer by .01 seconds during the Olympic team trials.

The fastest time in the qualifying heats was 1:45.75, by Sun Yang of China.

Conor Dwyer also qualified with a time of 1:45.95.

If Haas qualifies for the Gold Medal Final, he will compete on Monday.

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