2016 HANCOCK PROSPECTING AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS)
- Thursday April 7th-Thursday April 14th
- SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre – Adelaide
- Prelims – 11 am local (9:30 pm EDT previous evening); Finals – 7:45 pm local (6:15 am EDT)
- Australian Olympic Qualifying Criteria
- Psych Sheets
- Program of Events
- Live stream
- Live results
WOMEN’S 50 FREESTYLE
- Australian Olympic Standard – 24.52
- Australian Record – Cate Campbell – 23.93
Cate Campbell has been having a sensational meet. Yesterday in the women’s 50 freestyle she recorded a lifetime best of 23.93 setting both a new Australian and Commonwealth record and tonight she returned to the pool to break both records once again winning the women’s 50 freestyle in a time of 23.84.
She is now only 11 one-hundredths of a second away from Britta Steffen‘s world record of 23.73, which she posted in 2009.
Reigning world champion Bronte Campbell finished second in a time of 24.24. The younger of the two Campbell sisters was 12 one-hundredths of a second off of her lifetime best of 24.12, which she put up at the World Championships in Kazan.
The two sisters were well under the Olympic qualifying time and now sit first and fourth in the world rankings.
Shayna Jack finished third in a time of 24.95.
- Cate Campbell – 23.84
- Bronte Campbell – 24.24
- Shayna Jack – 24.95
- Brittany Elmslie – 24.97
- Holly Barratt – 25.15
- Marieke D’Cruz – 25.26
- Yolane Kukla – 25.46
- Carla Buchanan – 25.60
MEN’S 4 x 100 FREESTYLE RELAY
The top eight finishers in the men’s the 100 freestyle competed in a 4 x 100 freestyle relay on the final night of competition. Cameron McEvoy had the fastest split of 47.22 anchoring the A relay while Will Stockwell had the second fastest split overall putting up a 48.09 swimming third on the B relay.
- James Roberts – 48.63
- Kyle Chalmers – 48.24
- James Magnussen – 48.17
- Cameron McEvoy – 47.22
- Kenneth To – 49.31
- Matthew Abood – 48.24
- Will Stockwell – 48.09
- Jack Gerrard – 48.81
MEN’S 1500 FREESTYLE
- Australian Olympic Standard – 14:57.82
- Australian Record – Grant Hackett – 14:34.56
Mack Horton took the men’s 1500 freestyle in a time of 14:39.54 to qualifying to swim his second event in Rio. Horton, who won the 400 freestyle earlier in the competition, put up the second fastest time in the history of Australian swimming next to Grant Hackett’s national record of 14:34.56.
His time now places him atop of the world rankings just over a second ahead of world champion Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri who posted a 14:40.61 last month in Milan.
Jack McLoughlin also had an outstanding performance finishing second in a time of 14:48.60 qualifying to swim the event in Rio. McLoughlin destroyed his lifetime best of 15:12.53 that he posted at the 2015 World University Games. His time places him third in the world rankings just ahead of Paltrinieri’s Italian teammate Gabriele Detti.
Jordan Harrison finished third in a time of 15:18.92.
- Mack Horton – 14:39.54
- Jack McLoughlin – 14:48.60
- Jordan Harrison – 15:18.92
- Joshua Parrish – 15:20.95
- Etan Owens – 15:34.99
- Joshua Hertz – 15:37.44
- Max Osborn – 15:42.13
- Matthew Robinson – 16:13.46