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PARALYMPIC SWIMMING: Millward keeps treble hopes alive
11:11am Tuesday 4th September 2012 in Sport
STEPHANIE Millward remained on course for a hat-trick of Paralympic swimming medals after cruising into the final of the women's S9 400m freestyle at London's Aquatics Centre this morning.
The Corsham swimmer, 30, won the opening heat in a season's best time of 4:46.00 to qualifying second fastest for this evening's final, 14-year old teammate Amy Marren second in 4:53.04.
South Africa's 11-time Paralympic champion Natalie Du Toit underlined her status as the overwhelming race favourite by storming home more than 20 seconds clear of the field in the second heat, in 4:32.59.
The final is just after 6.15pm tonight.
Millward clinched her first Paralympic medal in the S9 100m backstroke last Friday and added a bronze in the women's 34-point 4x100m freestyle last night.