Final defeat not end of world for J-Lo

EIGHTH PLACE: Jemma Lowe
EIGHTH PLACE: Jemma Lowe
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JEMMA Lowe’s first ever World Long Course Championship final may not have gone to plan – but she’s adamant her second will at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai.

The 21-year-old finished an unfortunate last in the fight for medals in the 100m butterfly yesterday with her time of 57.96seconds 0.39 down on what she clocked in the semi-finals.

Heading into the final as the fifth fastest, Lowe had hoped to equal if not better that but failed on both counts while also losing out to fellow Brit Ellen Gandy who finished two places shy of the medals.

Lowe had twice beaten Gandy on route to the final but won’t have to wait long to get her own back with both swimmers’ second individual event, the 200m butterfly, scheduled to start on Wednesday

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