Francesca Halsall through to final with record-breaking display

Team England's Francesca Halsall breaks the Commonwealth Games record for the second time in the day to book her place in the women's 50m freestyle final.

Team England's Francesca Halsall has broken the Commonwealth Games record in the women's 50m freestyle to book her place in Saturday's final.

England's Francesca Halsall gives the thumbs-up after setting a new Games record in the semi-final of the women's 50m freestyle on July 25, 2014© Getty Images

The 24-year-old posted a time of 24.14s to move into the final after breaking the record for the second time in the day following her performance in the heats.

Australia's Cate Campbell had broken Halsall's first Games record in the first heat to secure her place in the final, while England's Amy Smith also reached the race with a time of 25.09s.

Halsall won the silver medal in the event in the Delhi Games four years ago.

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England's Francesca Halsall after the women's 50m freestyle heat on July 25, 2014
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