“We expected great things from Spofforth, but she had food poisoning over the weekend. She's also been suffering from de-motivation. However, Simmonds did brilliantly to make the final. She was literally jumping for joy. Tancock was lucky to get through to the men's equivalent, but I reckon he has an outside chance of a medal.”
Steve ParryOlympic bronze medallist
"I've had a bad couple of days," she said. "I was quite sick on Saturday night and didn't eat much. I don't just put it down to that.
"I've had a bit of a bad year and I'm not feeling quite so motivated so hopefully this week will give me a kick up the butt to get me motivated for next year."
In March, Florida-based Spofforth won gold in the 100m backstroke at the National Swimming Championships in Manchester.
Spofforth wanted to race in Shanghai despite feeling unwell and clocked a time of one minute 1.89 seconds, more than two seconds slower than fastest qualifier Natalie Coughlin's mark of 59.73.
Simmonds qualified in 1:00.38 for the semi-finals and then clocked 59.80 to reach Tuesday's final as seventh fastest.
100m butterfly final
, Gandy moved up from eighth at halfway to touch fifth in 57.55 seconds behind American winner Dana Vollmer.
"I am really happy with that swim," said Gandy, 19. "It's the fastest I've gone at this meet so I've got to be pleased."
World 50m backstroke champion
was the seventh fastest qualifier for the 100m final, finishing fifth in his semi-final in a time of 53.60. Frenchman Jeremy Stravius looked impressive, qualifying fastest in 52.76.
"When you come fifth in your heat, you don't expect to make it to the final, although I was really pleased with the time and pleased with what I did from the morning swim," said 26-year-old Tancock.
both failed to make it into the final of the men's 200m freestyle. Davenport was 10th overall after the semis, while Renwick was 12th.
Replay - Spofforth snatches World 100m gold in 2009
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