Ryan Crouch makes final of S9 50metre freestyle at Rio Paralympics
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Suffolk-trained swimmer Ryan Crouch is through to his first Paralympic final after winning his heat in Rio today.
The 22-year-old swam in his second event at the Games, the S9 50metre freestyle, at 3.24pm UK time.
Finishing first in his heat in a time of 26.54seconds, just shy of his 26.37sec personal best, meant he reached the final as the seventh-fastest qualifier.
Crouch, who has cerebral palsy, raced in the 100m freestyle yesterday but did not make it past the heats.
The Rio Games is his first time competing at a Paralympics after almost quitting the sport in April last year.