2021 Australian Olympic Trials: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

SWIMMING AUSTRALIA OLYMPIC TRIALS

MEN’S 200 BREASTSTROKE – PRELIM

  • World: 2:06.12 26/07/2019 Anton Chupkov, RUS
  • Commonwealth: 2:06.67 25/07/2019 Matthew Wilson, AUS
  • Australian: 2:06.67 25/07/2019 Matthew Wilson, SOPAC
  • All Comer: 2:07.00 16/05/2021 Zac Stubblety-Cook, Chandler
  • OQT: 2:08.28

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The men’s 200m breast here in South Australia brought performances that merely needed to be done to make the final. SOSC’s Matthew Wilson, the man who held the 200m breast World Record for a matter of hours in Gwangju, topped the field in 2:10.26 while Chandler’s Zac Stubblety-Cook produced 2:10.64 to foreshadow a race between these two gentlemen tonight.

Daniel Cave is lurking as the 3rd seed in 2:13.36 but it appears to be a two-man battle between the aforementioned men to race to the 2:08.28 Swimming Australia-mandated qualification time.

WOMEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE MC – PRELIM

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MEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE MC – PRELIM

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WOMEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – PRELIM

  • World: 2:01.81 12/10/2009 Liu Zige, CHN
  • Commonwealth: 2:03.41 30/07/2009 Jessicah Schipper, AUS
  • Australian: 2:03.41 30/07/2009 Jessicah Schipper, Commercial
  • All Comer: 2:05.41 7/04/2015 Madeline Groves, SPW
  • OQT: 2:08.43

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17-year-old Elizabeth Dekkers has staked her claim on this women’s 200m fly event, reaping the top seed in a solid 2:08.49. Grabbing the only sub-2:10 time of the field, Dekkers of Newmarket Racers opened in 1:01.07 and closed in 1:07.42 to post the 5th fastest time of her career. Dekkers owns a lifetime best of 2:07.25 from just this past April’s Aussie Age Championships.

Rio Olympic finalist Brianna Throssell missed out on the top 6 slots of the women’s 200m free here in South Australia after having been a part of the 800m free relay World Record in Gwangju. The West Aussie is seeking some kind of redemption in this 2fly event, owning the 3rd seeded effort of 2:10.25, just .04 outside of Brittanny  Castelluzzo‘s 2:10.21

MEN’S 100 FREE MC – PRELIM

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WOMEN’S 100 FREE MC – PRELIM

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Jasmine Greenwood swam the top MC women’s 100 freestyle prelim with her 1:02.36 which was good enough for 854 points. Greenwood will be attempting to qualify for her first-ever Olympic Games during the finals session, having represented Australia at the 2019 World Paralympic Swimming Championships. There, she picked up a bronze medal in the 100m Butterfly S10 category.

Greenwood out-scored Paralympians Ashleigh McConnell, Ellie Cole, and Emily Beecroft who scored 834 and 806 points, and 776, respectively.

MEN’S 100 FREE – PRELIM

  • World: 46.91 18/12/2009 Cesar Cielo, BRA
  • Commonwealth: 47.04 11/04/2016 Cameron McEvoy, AUS
  • Australian: 47.04 11/04/2016 Cameron McEvoy, Bond
  • All Comer: 57.04 11/04/2016 Cameron McEvoy, Bond
  • OQT: 48.33

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Defending Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers led the pack in the men’s 100 freestyle prelims with a 48.58. That swim was actually slower than Chalmers’ current season-best in the event of 48.04 which he hit in April at the Australian National Championships.

Chalmers will need to be a bit quicker in order to qualify for the Olympics as the nation’s qualifying standard in the event currently sits at a 48.33.

Another 3 men got under 49 during the prelims as Zac Incerti hit a 48.82 for second place, followed by Alexander Graham‘s 48.94 and Clyde Lewis‘ 48.96.

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Oceanian
1 month ago

That was a pretty sad ‘time trial’ for Packard

M d e
Reply to  Oceanian
1 month ago

I don’t get what the point was. Even if he hit it they wouldn’t pick him right?

Oceanian
Reply to  M d e
1 month ago

Probably not. But he wasn’t within cooee of the time. Bit embarrassing really.

Notanyswimmer
1 month ago

We all know King Kyle will win gold in Tokyo. I think Kolesnikov gets silver. Not sure if Dressel even makes the team; maybe he gets to swim in the prelims for the relay.

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Notanyswimmer
1 month ago

When Kyle loses to Dressel again, are you still going to call him King?

Ratio
Reply to  Notanyswimmer
1 month ago

Here’s the attention you wanted.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Ratio
1 month ago

Right , spot on ….some don’t yet understand its the trolling season when trails roll out LOL 😂

Robbos
1 month ago

Looking forward to seeing Dekkers swim tonight, like to see her post a fast time & of course Throssel get that QT time & qualify 2nd after missing 0.01 in the 100 fly.

M d e
Reply to  Robbos
1 month ago

Dekkers 2:05 incoming.

Robbos
Reply to  M d e
1 month ago

I would love to see that.

Jackman
1 month ago

Chalmers made me nervous there with a 48.5. Was hoping for someone else to breakthrough – Lewis still in the conversation with a 48.9.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jackman
Troyy
Reply to  Jackman
1 month ago

For comparison Chalmers went 47.91 in the heats at 2019 trials.

Prettykitten
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

We have to remember that was also in April he probably isn’t going into this trials at 100%

Troyy
Reply to  Prettykitten
1 month ago

Trials were in June in 2019.

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Prettykitten
1 month ago

Yeah, he’s probably 40% at best right now.

Oceanian
1 month ago

100 free a bit of a let-down really. Only 3 (?) under 49,

Last edited 1 month ago by Oceanian
Troyy
1 month ago

Well those 100 free heat swims don’t bode well at all for the relay

Last edited 1 month ago by Troyy
torchbearer
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Indeed, and with no decent breastroker/backstroker or butterfly the mens medley is gone as well….and the mixed medley is getting shaky.
Women rock solid and even improving!

Last edited 1 month ago by torchbearer
Robbos
Reply to  torchbearer
1 month ago

We have Larkin in Backstroke, he is still quite competitive in the 100, hopefully Temple will go under 51 in the Butterfly, yes no Breaststroker, we going nowhere near the Americans or the Brits & probably the Russians.

Casas 100 back gold in Tokyo
Reply to  Robbos
1 month ago

and Italians.

Jamie5678
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Do Australia have a QT for their relays?

torchbearer
Reply to  Jamie5678
1 month ago

Australia have qualified for all relays at the WCs……thats end of the story I think…

Jamie5678
Reply to  torchbearer
1 month ago

Thanks. It’s kind of hard to keep up with every country having different expectations! The Australian standards are incredibly tough in the individual events. I know that Britain had a QT for their relays as well as individual events.

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Jamie5678
1 month ago

australia automatically qualified in all relays by virtue of their results at 2019 worlds

Robbos
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Yeah 4×100 free, we coming 6th or 7th on those times.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Robbos
1 month ago

thankfully , the women’s relays are always bringing an equalizer for the Australians ( 4 by 100 , 4 By 200 ,Medley relay ) . U guys must be longing to see the rebirth of a new fresh fast 400 meter relay back on track that can compete with with Russians , Americans , Italians . It’s been like around 10-12 years (2009, 2011 Worlds ) since the last High level quarted won a relay in a major champs . Feeling for u guys …

Robbos
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 month ago

4x 200 world champions 2019.

We do have King Kyle. We won the Bronze at the World Champs in 2019.
Don’t remember Russians & Italians winning to many 4×100 at Olympics or World Champs.

Last edited 1 month ago by Robbos
Jackman
1 month ago

In reality that was a fairly decent 100 free prelims – it only took a 49.3 to final in 2016.

Just hoping someone can join Kyle under the 48.3 OQT

torchbearer
Reply to  Jackman
1 month ago

He will need the back up with a big schedule (4 relays for starters and the 200m)

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  torchbearer
1 month ago

don’t think he swims the mixed relay even in the heats

Drama King
1 month ago

Cody Simpson – 50.22
Matt Target – 50.07
Good swims for comeback swimmers.

MissM
Reply to  Drama King
1 month ago

James Roberts 49:12 was even better!

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