2015 Queensland Championships Preview

He dominated the backstroke events at the FINA World Cup series winning the 100 and 200 events in Tokyo, Doha and Dubai and tying American David Plummer for the 50 backstroke crown in Doha. In Dubai Larkin set Commonwealth records in both the 100 (52.11) and 200 (1:53.17), both faster than his winning times in Kazan.
Cameron McEvoy also had a very successful showing at the Australian Short Course Championships winning the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle. McEvoy set a new all-comers mark in the 50 and a new Australian and all-comers mark in the 200. He will be swimming the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle in Brisbane.
Thomas Fraser-Holmes will be McEvoy’s biggest challenge in the 200 freestyle and will also be challenging for titles in the 200 butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke as well as the 200 and 400 IM.World Championship 100 breaststroke finalist Jake Packard, who won the same event at the short course championships in Sydney, will be competing in the 100 and 200 breaststroke as well as the 100 backstroke and 200 IM.

American Jordan Wilimovsky comes into the competition with the fastest entry time in 1500 freestyle and will also be racing the 200 and 400 freestyle.

Larkin was not the only athlete to set a world record in Sydney. Cate Campbell set a new mark in the 100 freestyle posting a 50.91 in the first 100 half of her 200 freestyle.

Campbell will be swimming the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle in Brisbane. She currently has the world’s fastest time in both the 50 and 100 events. Her sister Bronte Campbell, who won both the 50 and 100 freestyle in Kazan, will be competing in the same three events as her sister at the Queensland Championships.

After winning the World Championships in the 100 and 200 backstroke Emily Seebohm went on to win 17 of the 22 backstroke events in the World Cup series. Seebohm also swept the backstroke events at the Australian Short Course Championships setting new all-comers records in all three events along with a new Australian record in the 200 backstroke.

She will be competing in the 100 and 200 backstroke as well as the 100 freestyle in Brisbane. Seebohm will be challenged in the backstroke events by world championship silver medalist Madison Wilson who is entered in the 100 and 200 backstroke as well as the 50, 100, 200 and 400 freestyle.

The battle for the titles in the women’s distance events will be exciting as both Lauren Boyle of New Zealand and Jessica Ashwood will be competing in both the 400 and 800 freestyle. Both women will also be competing in the 200 freestyle while Boyle is also entered in the 100 freestyle.

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Tri guy
6 years ago

Mitch Larkin probs not competing apart from relay

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