Dreams of individual Olympic gold stayed alive for Havertown’s Brendan Hansen on the first full day of Olympics swimming with his 10th-place overall finish in the 100-meter breaststroke.
Hansen, who entered the race with the fifth fastest qualifying time (59.68), swam a comparable 59.93 while finishing third in his heat.
The top time in the six heats was posted by Australia’s Christian Sprenger. Fellow American Eric Shanteau joined Hansen in the semis with a time of 59.96.
The 16-man semi-finals is at 3:32 p.m. EST Saturday. If Hansen manages to break the Top 8 he will swim in the Final on Sunday night.
Text OLYMPICS to 639710 for text alerts on results, Medal Counts, breaking news and a daily "Who to Watch" guide during the Summer Games.
Sign up for our Olympics Newsletter.
And download our Olympics APPS.
#NBCOlympics #Olympics #London2012