Freya Anderson has reached the Olympic women's 100m freestyle semi-finals in Tokyo, amid stiff competition.

The Upton swimmer could only finish sixth in her heat, but qualified anyway with a time of 53:61, as the top 16 finishers progress to the semi-final stage. Anderson was placed 14th overall.

She will be joined by teammate Anna Hopkin, who progressed from Heat 6 with a time of 52:75 - a new British record.

But incredibly that wasn't even good enough to win her heat as Australian Emma McKeown smashed the Olympic record with a lung-busting 52:13.

And Hopkins had to settle for third, with Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Bernadette Haughey setting a new Asian record with a time of 52:70.

Hopkin and Wirral hope Anderson will go again in the semi-finals at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre tomorrow (July 29), but you'll have to set your alarm clock if you want to see the action.

The first semi-final commences at 10:53 local time - that's 02:53 here in the UK - with the second semi-final to follow five minutes later.

The event will be shown live on BBC One and Eurosport.