Upton swimmer Freya Anderson is back in action at the Tokyo Olympics today, as she sets her sights on a medal after falling short in her first two attempts.

Anderson was optimistic about her chances in the 200m freestyle but found the going tough at the penultimate stage.

The Wirral athlete, who now trains permanently at the University of Bath, progressed from her heat, but came unstuck in the semi-final, finishing seventh with a time of 1:57:10.

The 20-year-old was also part of the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team that finished fifth in Sunday’s final, competing alongside Anna Hopkin, Abbie Wood and Lucy Hope.

Gold was won by Australia, who in doing so, set a new World Record with a time of 3:29:69.

Anderson will have one more opportunity to claim a medal when she takes part in the women’s 100m freestyle at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre today (Wednesday, July 28).

She will be competing in the final heat, Heat 7, which is scheduled to get underway at 11:17 and will be shown live on Eurosport.

Anderson won six medals at last month’s European Championships, including five golds, and is seen as a genuine medal prospect.