2016 Australian Championships: Day 8 Finals Live Recap

2016 HANCOCK PROSPECTING AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS)

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.

2015-2016 LCM Women 50 Free

CateAUS
CAMPBELL
04/14
23.84
2Pernille
BLOOM
DEN24.0708/13
2Ranomi
KROMOWIDJOJO
NED24.0705/22
4Simone
MANUEL
USA24.0908/13
5Aliaksandra
HERASIMENIA
BLR24.1108/13
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Shayna Jack finished third in a time of 24.95.

  1. Cate Campbell – 23.84
  2. Bronte Campbell – 24.24
  3. Shayna Jack – 24.95
  4. Brittany Elmslie – 24.97
  5. Holly Barratt – 25.15
  6. Marieke D’Cruz – 25.26
  7. Yolane Kukla – 25.46
  8. 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.

A relay:

  • James Roberts – 48.63
  • Kyle Chalmers – 48.24
  • James Magnussen – 48.17
  • Cameron McEvoy – 47.22

B relay:

  • 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.

2015-2016 LCM Men 1500 Free

2Connor
JAEGER
USA14.39.4808/13
3Mack
HORTON
AUS14.39.5404/14
4Gabriele
DETTI
ITA14.40.8608/13
5Jordan
WILIMOVSKY
USA14.45.0308/13
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Jordan Harrison finished third in a time of 15:18.92.

  1. Mack Horton – 14:39.54
  2. Jack McLoughlin – 14:48.60
  3. Jordan Harrison – 15:18.92
  4. Joshua Parrish – 15:20.95
  5. Etan Owens – 15:34.99
  6. Joshua Hertz – 15:37.44
  7. Max Osborn – 15:42.13
  8. Matthew Robinson – 16:13.46

 

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Finn

1 Steffen 23.73
2 C CAMPBELL 23.84
3 Alshammar 23.88

5wim

she’s getting there!

Peter

If she had her sister’s RT, she would have equalled the record!

Victor P

I don’t think so. I think reaction time is overrated. I didn’t see the race, but I bet she had the best start even if the slowest reaction time. I’m sure that’s not a coincidence.

23.79 takes gold in Rio!

Add Horton to gold medal favorite list for the 1500. He’ll knock off a few more seconds there, probably go 14:36. If Sun Yang doesn’t compete, he’ll be dueling it out with Paltrinieri and Jaeger.

Can

Cochrane over jaeger in the 1500. Gregorio, cochrane, sun and horton battling it out for gold this year.

MichaelTran

Now give DIVA freestyle Cate “the Great” Campbell 3 golds please!!!!!! Sorry Ranomi, Sarah, Francesca

Peter

Not yet. You never know on the day, with pressure of the occasion and unforseen circumstances. Yes, C1 is favourite for the sprint crowns, but the medals’ arent hers yet.

commonwombat

Don’t be ridiculous !! Plenty can happen between now and Rio to anyone ! Injury and illness doesn’t discriminate between the rank amateur from Burkina Faso and the likes of Campbell, Phelps or Ledecky.

Just remember, this will be C1’s 3rd Olympics; they haven’t been too friendly to her in the past. She’s certainly a very different swimmer to four years ago but what remains a constant is that both she and her sister remain very fragile injury and health-wise.

Take that into account before you start engraving names onto medals this far out from the meet.

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