Scots swimmer Robbie Renwick turned in an aggressive swimming display to book his place in the men's 200m swimming semi-final.
The 24-year-old brought spectators to their feet as he claimmed second place in his heat and sixth overall with a time of 1.46.86.
The Scot, who narrowly failed to reach yesterday's 400m freestyle final, said he was delighted to have had the home crowd behind him.
He said: "It went pretty good, felt really smooth this morning.
"It was a solid heat swim, fastest I've been in the morning so I'm in good shape and hopefully get into that final tonight.
"The home crowd there was fantastic cheering me on and I think that really helped me on that swim this morning. "That's one of the advantages of having a home Olympics, it's fantastic having the home crowd there and hopefully I can step it up again tonight and get into the final.
"I think it will take a low 1.46 but I feel like I am capable of doing that so fingers crossed."
Of whether Britain can get their first title in the pool today, he added: "Yeah we have a really exciting day today with Rebecca (Adlington) swimming.
"I know she's in great shape so anything can happen."
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