Melanie Schlanger
Melanie Schlanger Getty Images

Schlanger into 100m freestyle semis

MELANIE Schlanger has qualified second-fastest for the women's 100m freestyle semi-finals.

Schlanger (53.50 seconds) eased through her heat to finish 0.13 ahead of Belarus's Aliaksandra Herasimenia.

"I felt pretty good. I wanted to sneak under 54, which I did," Schlanger said.

"I guess my second 50m is always my strength."

Schlanger said she was saddened to see fellow Australian Cate Campbell withdraw from her heat due to illness.

Read more on the ABC.



NAMED: Man accused of bashing dog, choking woman

Premium Content NAMED: Man accused of bashing dog, choking woman

49-year-old tied up his dog and police allege he struck it

Speed the key to reducing wildlife road kill

Premium Content Speed the key to reducing wildlife road kill

Ex-road safety manager shares his thoughts on reducing road kill in Coffs.

Alleged drug driver accused of killing cyclist faces court

Premium Content Alleged drug driver accused of killing cyclist faces court

Man, 63, faces allegations of dangerous and negligent driving.