Bochmann vows to reset her sights
Norwich's Anne Bochmann has vowed to quickly reset her sights after a disappointing start to her Commonwealth Games campaign in Delhi.
Bochmann just missed out on advancing to the 200m medley final after ranking ninth in qualification, with only the top eight progressing.
The 17-year old was beaten by English team-mate Kate Hutchinson in a reversal of the result at the recent ASA Nationals and clocked a disappointing 2:18.07 time, just over four seconds down on the recent personal best she set in Sunderland.
'I just didn't swim as well as I wanted to,' she admitted. 'I don't know what the problem was because I felt fine in the warm-up and I don't think that the nerves really got to me.
'I'm just gutted with the time as much as anything as it's quite a long way off my personal best and looking at the times that made the final I should have been right in there.
'I gave it everything but I just didn't go as fast as I would have liked.'
However, the highly-rated teenager – who is making her major Games debut after just missing out on Olympic selection by a fraction of a second – will get further chances to underline her credentials in Delhi.
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She will join English team-mate Rebecca Adlington in Friday's 400m freestyle, before contesting the 200m butterfly one day later.
'The whole experience of my first Games has been great, from the village to the venue and the brilliant team spirit,' she added.
'Although we've been training here for a few days, the first race is always difficult and I'll just have to look forward to my other races now.'
Meanwhile, Great Yarmouth-born squash queen Laura Massaro made a racket on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games – storming into the last 16 with ease.
The 26-year-old came up against the auld enemy in her round of 32-match after being paired against Scot Lisa Aitken at Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex.
But Massaro downed her rival in straight sets – conceding just 11 points on her way to a 3-0 whitewash – to make sure her Delhi dream didn't fall at the first hurdle.
Massaro headed into the competition seeded fifth and will now head into the next round with confidence while she also has the doubles to look forward to – teaming up with women's captain Tania Bailey.
Meanwhile, team-mate and North Walsham ace James Willstrop followed in Massaro's footsteps after the second seed breezed past Malaysian opposition.