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Canadian Brent Hayden easily advanced through the 100-metre freestyle heats on
Tuesday, posting a time of 48. Derek Newton Jersey .53 seconds—the
fifth-fastest of the morning races. Hayden, the 2007 World champion and 2011
World silver medallist in the event, was left disappointed at Beijing 2008. A
hot favourite headed into that competition, he swam poorly in the semi-final to
finish 14th overall. Now back for his third Olympic Games, Hayden, 28, is
hopeful of a better finish. “In Beijing I htink I just went in with a little too
much confidence thinking I was good enough to save the energy and still make the
final,” Hayden told CTVOlympics. “(Its important to) just know that everybody is
trying to knock you out.” Haydens time was not the fastest of the trials—that
honour went to American Nathan Adrian in 48.19—but just 0.34 seconds out of
first, the swimmer from Mission, B.C.,  was very much in the mix. Canada has
never won an Olympic medal in the mens 100m freestyle. “No matter what happens
tonight I know Im going to walk out of there with no regrets, Ill know I gave it
everything I got,” he said. Hayden showed no lingering signs of the July 10 back
spasm that left him on a hotel floor, unable to move. Hayden suffered what he
has called the “second worst back spasm of [his] career” at a training camp in
Sardinia, but said he was fully recovered by the time he arrived in London.
Australias James Magnussen, the fastest sprinter of the world this year after
posting a time of 47.10s at the Australian Olympic trials in March, finished
just ahead of Hayden in 48.38. “I think I left a lot of room on the front end
and I can get a little bit of a lead on Magnussen,” Hayden said, “I know hes
going to come out like a Missile like his nickname,” he quipped. Yannick Agnel,
the Frenchman who won his second gold medal in as many nights in Mondays 200m
freestyle, also advanced, in 12th. Later on Tuesday, Canadians Scott Dickens of
Ancaster, Ont., and Audrey Lacroix of Pont-Rouge, Que., advanced to their
respective semi-final races. Lacroix, 28, posted a time of 2:09.25 to advance as
the 15th seed in the womens 200m butterfly, while teammate Katerine Savard
finished 19th and did not advance. Dickens, who finished 16th in the mens 100m
breaststroke over the weekend, posted a time of 2:10.95 in the 200m race.
Dickens was on pace to set a Canadian record for the first half of the race, but
slowed on the back end to post the 13th-fastest time of the morning. Japans
Kosuke Kitajima also advanced with a time of 2:09.43. Kitajima is the two-time
reigning Olympic champion in the event, as well as the Olympic record holder.
The United States and France set up another freestyle final showdown on Tuesday,
joining  Germany, Australia, Great Britain, China, South Africa and Hungary in
mens 4×200m freestyle relay top-eight. France won gold in the 4×100m race on
Sunday, while the United States took silver in that race. In the longer relay
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Dwyer finished first in the morning heats with a time of 7:06.75. France, made
up of Jeremy Stravius, Gregory Mallet, Amaury Leveaux and Clement Lefert, was
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. Pronger spoke Saturday night for the first time since Torontos
Mikhail Grabovski hit him just outside his right eye with a stick blade. Pronger
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