CANDID Dorset swimming star Jay Lelliott confessed he "missed an opportunity" in the men's 200m butterfly final at Birmingham 2022.

Portland-raised Lelliott, 27, finished seventh, 2.53 seconds behind winner Lewis Clareburt of New Zealand.

He has another shot at a medal in today's 200m backstroke (10.30am), although he did not hide his frustration at Sunday's result.

“I’m very disappointed, I know I’m better than that.

"I felt pretty relaxed behind the blocks but maybe I was a bit rushed in my preparation. It just didn’t quite come together.

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"It’s still a Commonwealth final, there’s a lot to be proud of, but I can’t help feeling I missed an opportunity there.”

Lelliott swims in the third backstroke heat at Sandwell Aquatics Centre and could potentially contest the final at 7.13pm this evening.

Also in his heat are Australians Mitchell Larkin and Josh Edwards-Smith, South Africa’s Guy Smith, Malaysia’s Hoe Yean Khiew, Grenada’s Zackary Gresham and The Bahamas’ Davante Carey.