Stephanie Rice.
Stephanie Rice. Getty Images

Rice, Coutts both third in heats

STEPHANIE Rice and Alicia Coutts reached the semi-finals of the 200m medley fairly unconvincingly, both finishing third in their heats.

Rice was well adrift of heat winner and apparent gold certainty Shiwen Ye, who was nearly two seconds faster than any other qualifier.

The Beijing gold medallist was the ninth quickest qualifier at 2:12:23.

Coutts finished third behind American Caitlin Leverenz and Katinka Hosszu, ending up fifth fastest overall with 2:10.74.

Bronte Barratt and Kylie Palmer, meanwhile, both qualified for the semi-finals of the women's 200m freestyle heat after finishing second and fourth in their heats respectively.

Read more on ABC.


Entrepreneurial program lifting Paul’s business to new heights

Premium Content Entrepreneurial program lifting Paul’s business to new...

The Whanu Binal program aims to give developing Indigenous businesses the skills...

Replay: Recap all the action from day 2 of U15 hockey champs

Premium Content Replay: Recap all the action from day 2 of U15 hockey champs

The best young hockey stars were back in action

Interactive: Where you can still get a house for $500k

Premium Content Interactive: Where you can still get a house for $500k

Here’s where you can still get a house for less than $500,000