2019 Aussie Trials: World Rankings Impact, Elite Men Edition

2019 AUSTRALIAN WORLD SWIMMING TRIALS

  • Sunday, June 9th – Friday, June 14th
  • Brisbane Aquatic Centre
  • LCM
  • Live Results

We’re delving into the results a little more in the aftermath of the 2019 Australian World Swimming Trials by looking at the elite gentlemen from the competition who made an impact in the top 10 placements among the season’s world rankings in their respective events.

All told after the 6-day affair in Brisbane, just 6 men inserted themselves onto the list top 10 performers of the season based on performances at the Aussie World Trials.

The grouping was led by St. Peters Western’s Mitch Larkin and SOSC’s Jack McLoughlin, who powered their way to 3 top 10-times each, with Larkin taking over the throne of the rankings in the 200m IM. Larkin’s backstroke performances also now position the 25-year-old as #2 in the world.

For McLoughlin, the man was unstoppable across the mid-distance freestyle races, taking the 400m, 800m and 1500m in style to break into the top 10 in each.

David Morgan made headway in both the 100m and 200m fly events, while Kyle Chalmers‘ impressive 100m and 200m swims now check-in among the top 10 in the world. His 100m free of 47.35 sits #1 in the entire world 5 weeks out from Gwangju.

Based on the fact that the men’s 100m breaststroke saw just one man break the minute barrier in Mathew Wilson’s 59.78, along with the fact that even Chalmers didn’t crack 22 seconds in the men’s 50m free, there is still work to be done on the part of the green and gold to ensure they’re competitive on all fronts.

Here are the current world rankings for each event in which an Aussie made an impact at the Aussie World Trials. You may notice other Australians already on the rankings board and not specifically pointed out, such as Elijah Winnington in the men’s 200m free, but those non-mentioned performances took place outside of the World Trials meet.

Dressel

2018-2019 LCM MEN 100 FREE

2Kyle
CHALMERS
AUS47.0807/25
3Ryan
HELD
USA47.3907/31
4Vladislav
GRINEV
RUS47.4304/09
5Maxime
ROONEY
USA47.6107/31
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  • Men’s 200 Free – #7 Kyle Chalmers, 1:45.76; #9 Clyde Lewis, 1:45.88

2018-2019 LCM MEN 200 FREE

DanasLTU
RAPSYS
08/17
1.44.38
2Clyde
LEWIS
AUS1.44.9007/22
3Duncan
SCOTT
GBR1.44.9107/26
4Sun
YANG
CHN1.44.9307/23
5Katsuhiro
MATSUMOTO
JPN1.45.2207/23
6Martin
MALYUTIN
RUS1.45.4604/12
7Fernando
SCHEFFER
BRA1.45.5112/21
8Mikhail
DOVGALYUK
RUS1.45.5607/26
9Dominik
KOZMA
HUN1.45.5707/26
10Filippo
MEGLI
ITA1.45.6707/23
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2018-2019 LCM MEN 400 FREE

SunCHN
YANG
07/21
3.42.44
2Mack
HORTON
AUS3.43.1707/21
3Gabriele
DETTI
ITA3.43.2307/21
4Danas
RAPSYS
LTU3.43.3605/12
5Jack
McLOUGHLIN
AUS3.44.3406/09
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Gregorio

2018-2019 LCM MEN 800 FREE

2Henrik
CHRISTIANSEN
NOR7.41.2807/24
3David
AUBRY
FRA7.42.0807/24
4Mykhalo
Romanchuk
UKR7:42.4904/15
5Jack
McLOUGHLIN
AUS7.42.6407/24
6Florian
Wellbrock
GER7:43.0304/15
7Gabriele
DETTI
ITA7.43.8304/04
8Sun
YANG
CHN7.45.0107/24
9Franko
GRGIC
CRO7.45.9208/22
10Domenico
ACERENZA
ITA7.47.2004/04
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2018-2019 LCM MEN 1500 FREE

FlorianGER
WELLBROCK
07/28
14.36.54
2Myhailo
ROMANCHUK
UKR14.37.6307/28
3Gregorio
PALTRINIERI
ITA14.38.3404/06
4David
AUBRY
FRA14.44.7207/28
5Henrik
CHRISTIANSEN
NOR14.45.3507/28
6Franko
GRGIC
CRO14.46.0908/25
7Daniel
JERVIS
GBR14.46.5104/18
8Alexander
NORGAARD
DEN14.47.7507/27
9Jan
MICKA
CZE14.48.5204/13
10Bobby
FINKE
USA14.51.1507/31
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  • Men’s 100 Fly – #8 David Morgan & Matthew Temple (51.47)

2018-2019 LCM MEN 100 FLY

CaelebUSA
DRESSEL
07/26
49.50 *WR
2Maxime
ROONEY
USA50.6808/02
3Andrei
MINAKOV
RUS50.8307/27
4Mehdy
METELLA
FRA50.8504/21
5Kristof
MILAK
HUN50.9507/26
6Chad
LE CLOS
RSA51.1607/27
7Jack
CONGER
USA51.2108/02
8Grant
IRVINE
AUS51.2608/15
9Sebastian
SABO
SRB51.2808/15
10Andrew
SELISKAR
USA51.3408/02
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Kristof Milak

2018-2019 LCM MEN 200 FLY

KristofHUN
MILAK
03/24
1.50.73 *WR
2Tamas
KENDERESI
HUN1.53.4203/27
3Gianluca
URLANDO
USA1.53.8406/14
4Daiya
SETO
JPN1.53.8607/24
5Chad
LE CLOS
RSA1.54.1507/24
6Federico
BURDISSO
ITA1.54.3907/24
7Denys
KESYL
UKR1.54.7907/24
8Zach
HARTING
USA1.55.2607/23
8David
MORGAN
AUS1.55.2606/11
10Tomoru
HONDA
JPN1.55.3108/25
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2018-2019 LCM MEN 100 BACK

EvgenyRUS
RYLOV
07/24
51.97
2Xu
JIAYU
CHN52.1707/22
3Mitchell
LARKIN
AUS52.3806/10
4Ryan
MURPHY
USA52.4407/22
5Shaine
CASAS
USA52.7208/03
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2018-2019 LCM MEN 200 BACK

EvgenyRUS
RYLOV
07/26
1.53.40
2Ryan
MURPHY
USA1.54.1207/26
3Mitchell
LARKIN
AUS1.55.0306/13
4Jiayu
XU
CHN1.55.2404/27
5Austin
KATZ
USA1.55.5707/08
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2018-2019 LCM MEN 200 IM

MitchellAUS
LARKIN
06/12
1.55.72
2Daiya
SETO
JPN1.56.1407/25
3Jeremy
DESPLANCHES
SUI1.56.5607/25
4Duncan
Scott
GBR1.56.6504/20
5Shun
WANG
CHN1.56.6603/28
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Swimmerj
2 years ago

USA’s only top 10 200 fly won’t be swimming at worlds😩

N80
Reply to  Swimmerj
2 years ago

Neither will Cody Miller or Annie Lazor. The qualification process needs to change

PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
Reply to  N80
2 years ago

In order to send the best possible athletes to worlds and to make sure that there is as little lag as possible between qualification and participation, I think we should move 2023 USA Nationals to Doha. Swim prelims for that days events at 1 AM, finals at 5 AM, and then we can make sure we have the best people ready for their events at 10 AM.

Horninco
Reply to  Swimmerj
2 years ago

He was a year late

spectatorn
Reply to  Swimmerj
2 years ago

only 3 US swimmers in all the charts in this article – Dressel in 100 Free (4) and 100 Fly (6), Murphy in 100 Back (4) and Urlando in 200 Fly (3). It seems more an indication that US swimmers are just not that fast in season in too many events. If there is a WC trial this year, there is no guarantee the results of who is going will be different or simply mirror ranking time anyway. Those who qualified for WC last year are supposed to be training hard to peak for WC at end of July. There is no need for them to “show” their speed.

the what-ifs are always going to be there no matter… Read more »

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
2 years ago

The men’s 200 free is tight. #1 at 1:45.4 and #9 at 1:45.8. No idea who will win that at worlds. Best bet would be Sun but who knows.

Togger
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
2 years ago

I was just thinking the same. And that’s without the US having a taper meet yet, Townley and Seli pretty certain to be right in the mix too.

There’ll be one or two who we thought could be medal contenders shut out of the final and the winner could come from any lane.

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
Reply to  Togger
2 years ago

I am still waiting for someone, anyone to break through and swim a 1:43 high. Seven years since Yannick’s 1:43.1….

WHKirch
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
2 years ago

I really think Agnel’s swim has to be considered one of the most amazing performances of all time. I legitimately can see that swim reaching a Mary T. Meagher 200 fly status.

Togger
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
2 years ago

That was some special swim though. Thorpe, the real 400 world record holder now for 17 years who also medalled in the Olympic 100 free, never broke 1.44. Going 1.43 anything is incredible, that 1.43 low was just other worldly.

13 % Chinese person
Reply to  Togger
2 years ago

It broke him . It is worth noting that something is especially taxing about this event as all winners except Pieter Dutchname have had serious troubles post win .

Joel
2 years ago

Interesting the lack of USA swimmers on these lists . 200 free ? I know you haven’t had trials , and are not having them this year . But still, some of these other times are not from trials .

Spectatorn
2 years ago

Congrats to a surprise world #1 ranking for 200m IM for Mitch Larkin.

On a slightly related note, congrats to 200IM WR holder Ryan Lochte for his new born daughter (he just posted on Instagram).

marklewis
2 years ago

AUS men will have to swim well to make the podium in individual events.

Kyle Chalmers is maybe their best bet for a gold medal in an individual event (in the 100 free). Dressel is the defending champion, so that will be a fun race to watch.

Robbos
Reply to  marklewis
2 years ago

I think we Aussies have really only Kyle 100 & 200 & Lakin both backstroke & now 200IM as podium chances. So too has Matthew Wilson in the 200 breast, but anyone from 6-8 swimmers could win that one. Only Kyle in the 100 free is a favourite. Throw in 4×200, the rest is up to our girls

commonwombat
Reply to  Robbos
2 years ago

Think both Mark & Rob are pretty realistic in their assessments. Chalmers in 100fr is the only AUS male you could stick a favourites tag albeit not an overwhelming one. Think 200fr is a complete lottery and with the ruck of 1.45 swimmers, it may be cut-throat even making the final. Similarly with 200brs, I’d place Wilson as a reasonable rather than strong medal chance with possible gold upside. Re Larkin, I think his best medal shot may be 200IM; but put in in the strong medal chance/poss gold bracket. In back, I’m placing him in the poss medal category. With regard to relays. the 4XMED is a minor medal chance but the relative weakness of the middle legs will… Read more »

John26
2 years ago

If Chalmers ever gets down to 21.5 in the 50free like his predecessors, he’d be well under the 100free WR

John26
2 years ago

Despite how many 1:45’s there are this year, still wouldn’t be surprised to see the winning time not be sub1:45.

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