Australian Championships: Day 6 Finals Live Recap

2016 HANCOCK PROSPECTING AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS)

Women’s 200 IM Multi-Class

Tiffany Thomas Kane won the women’s 200 IM multi-class in a time of 3:08.98 earning 879 points. Katherine Downie finished second in a time of 2:34.84 collecting 832 points while Madeleine Scott picked up the bronze in a time of 2:38.58 which equates to 809 points.

  1. Tiffany Thomas Kane (SB6) – 3:08.98
  2. Katherine Downie (SB10) – 2:34.84
  3. Maeleine Scott (SB6) – 2:38.68
  4. Lakeisha Patterson (SB8) – 2:49.24
  5. Lakeisha Patterson (SB10) – 2:49.24
  6. Taylor Corry (SB14) – 2:35.42
  7. Kayla Clarke (SB14) – 2:36.27
  8. Kate Wilson (SB6) – 3:22.92

Men’s 200 IM Multi-Class

Men’s 50 Freestyle (semi-final)

  • Olympic Qualifying Standard – 22.02
  • Australian Record – Ashley Callus – 21.19

Yesterday Cameron McEvoy took the 100 freestyle in a time of 47.04, posting the world’s fastest ever textile swim. McEvoy followed that performance up by taking the top spot in the men’s 50 freestyle final recording a 22.12 in this evening’s semi-final. His time was not far off his lifetime best of 21.97, which he posted at the 2014 Australian Championships.

Matthew Abood hit the wall in a time of 22.24 recording the second fastest qualifying time. James Magnussen qualified for the final with the third fastest time of 22.34.

This is the 100 freestyle Olympic silver medalist’s last chance for qualifying to swim an individual event in Rio. Magnussen swam this event in London, but failed to make the finals.

  1. Cameron McEvoy – 22.12
  2. Matthew Abood – 22.24
  3. James Magnussen – 22.34
  4. Will Stockwell – 22.36
  5. James Roberts – 22.39
  6. David Morgan – 22.45
  7. Andrew Abood – 22.47
  8. Kenneth To – 22.51

Women’s 200 Breaststroke

  • Olympic Qualifying Standard – 2:23.06
  • Australian Record – Leisel Jones – 2:20.54

Taylor McKeown took the women’s 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:21.45 over two seconds ahead of the field and under the Olympic qualifying standard of 2:23.06. McKeown had already made the team in the 100 breaststroke so the win in the 200 breaststroke just adds one more event to her schedule in Rio.

Her time was faster than her previous best of 2:22.10 and is good enough to place her second in the world rankings.

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McKeown swam this event in Kazan finishing 11th.

100 breaststroke champion Georgia Bohl finished second in a time of 2:23.95. Bohl missed the Olympic qualifying time by 89 one hundredths of a second.

She was followed by Tessa Wallace who finished third in a time of 2:24.37.

  1. Taylor McKeown – 2:21.45
  2. Georgria Bohl 2:23.95
  3. Tessa Wallace – 2:24.37
  4. Sally Hunter – 2:25.01
  5. Jessica Hansen – 2:26.15
  6. Jenna Strauch – 2:28.78
  7. Sarah Beale – 2:31.25
  8. Lorna Tonks – 2:33.45

Men’s 200 Backstroke

  • Olympic Qualifying Standard – 1:57.12
  • Australian Record – 1:53.17

Mitch Larkin won the men’s 200 backstroke in a time of 1:53.90, finishing over two seconds ahead of the field. Larkin’s time is the fastest 200 backstroke posted in 2016 beating his own time of 1:54.68. The World Championship double gold medalist also sits atop of the world rankings for the 2015-16 season having posted a 1:53.17 in November, setting new Australian and Commonwealth records.

Joshua Beaver finished second in a time of 1:56.19 well under the Olympic qualifying time and puts up him sixth in the world rankings. Beaver, who swam this event Kazan finishing 13th, beat his previous lifetime best of 1:56.48, which he recorded at last year’s Australian Championships.

Matson Lawson, who finished over three seconds behind Beaver, grabbed the bronze hitting the wall in a time of 1:59.37.

  1. Mitch Larkin – 1:53.90
  2. Joshua Beaver – 1:56.19
  3. Matson Lawson – 1:59.37
  4. Jared Gilliland – 2:00.00
  5. Nic Groenewald – 2:00.31
  6. Tristan Ludlow – 2:00.80
  7. Ben Edmonds – 2:01.08
  8. Keelan Bridge – 2:01.77

Women’s 200 Backstroke (semi-final)

  • Olympic Qualifying Standard – 2:09.16
  • Australian Record – Emily Seebohm – 2:05.81

In an example of just how deep the Australian women’s backstroke events are three women qualified for the the 200 backstroke final with times faster than the Olympic qualifying standard. Emily Seebohm is going into tomorrow night’s 200 backstroke final with the time of 2:08.10. Seebohm’s time was well off her season’s best of 2:06.94. Belinda Hocking had a very strong performance in the semi-final recording a time of 2:08.55.

Madi Wison finished third in a time of 2:08.91 while Minna Atherton was the fourth athlete to go under the Olympic standard posted a 2:09.10.

  1. Emily Seebohm – 2:08.10
  2. Belinda Hocking – 2:08.55
  3. Madi Wilson – 2:08.91
  4. Minna Atherton – 2:09.10
  5. Sian Whittaker – 2:09.32
  6. Mikka Sheridan – 2:11.48
  7. Amy Forrester  2:11.96
  8. Ellen Fullerton – 2:13.77

Men’s 200 IM

  • Olympic Qualifying Standard – 1:58.54
  • Australian Record – Leith Brodie – 1:56.96

It was announced late yesterday that Thomas Fraser-Holmes had decided not to swim in the final, gave two athletes the opportunity to grab spots on the Olympic team. Defending national champion Daniel Tranter won the event in a time of 1:58.72, missing the Olympic qualifying standard of 1:58.54 two tenths of a second.

Justin James finished second in a time of 1:59.12 while Travis Mahoney finished third. In the end \Fraser-Holmes is the only swimmer to go under the Olympic qualifying time in the event.

  1. Daniel Tranter – 1:58.72
  2. Justin James – 1:59.12
  3. Travis Mahoney – 2:00.53
  4. Tomas Elliot – 2:01.21
  5. Clyde Lewis – 2:01.24
  6. Kazim Boskovic – 2:01.29
  7. Jared Gilliland – 2:01.54
  8. James Traiforos – 2:04.71

Women’s 100 freestyle

  • Olympic Qualifying Standard – 53.92
  • Australian Record – Cate Campbell – 52.33

The last two women to win World Championship gold in the 100 freestyle finished first and second in tonight’s final. Cate Campbell took the event in a time of 52.38, just five one-hundredths of a second off of her Australian record while sister Bronte Campbell hit the wall in a time of 52.58.

Bronte was also just off her lifetime best of 52.52.

Emma McKeon finished third in a time of 52.80.

The three now sit first second and fourth in the world rankings.

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To have three women dip below the 53 second mark is an extremely significant accomplishment considering that no athlete from the United States has ever accomplished that feat.

Brittany Elmslie finished fourth in a time of 53.54. Alicia Coutts sat in the first alternate position after the semi-final, but got the chance to compete in the final when Madi Wilson decided to pull out of the event. The national team veteran made the most of her opportunity finishing fifth in a time of 54.09.

Coutts was followed by Kotuku Ngwati who hit the wall in a time of 54.10.

All six women will make up the women’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay team, a team that will  be considered not only the favourite’s for the gold in Rio, but also to break their own world record. The team of Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell, McKeon and Melanie Schlanger set the world record posting a time of 3:30.96 at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

When you add up the season’s best for all four women in 2014 they equal a combined time of 3:32.66.

Season’s best times in 2014:

Add up from a flat start – 3:32.66

When you do the same with the top four competitors in tonight’s final their combined time is a 3:31.30.

Times from the tonight’s final

Add up from a flat start – 3:31.79

  1. Cate Campbell – 52.38
  2. Bronte Campbell – 52.58
  3. Emma McKeon – 52.80
  4. Brittany Elmslie – 53.54
  5. Alicia Coutts – 54.09
  6. Kotuku Ngawati – 54.10
  7. Bronte Barratt – 54.39
  8. Shayna Jack – 54.68

Men’s 100 Butterfly (semi-final)

  • Olympic Qualifying Standard – 51.51
  • Australian Record – Andrew Lauterstein

Grant Irvine punched his ticket to Rio in the 200 butterfly and is attempting to add the 100 butterfly to his schedule in Rome. Irvine leads the way into tomorrow night’s final with a time of 52.09. His time in the semi-final eclipses his previous lifetime best of 52.23, which he posted at least year’s championships.

Christopher Wright had the second fastest qualifying time of 52.49 followed by Daniel Lester who put up a 52.65.

  1. Grant Irvine – 52.09
  2. Christopher Wright – 52.49
  3. Keiran Qaium – 52.69
  4. David Morgan – 52.69
  5. Tommaso D’Orsogna – 52.86
  6. Nathaniel Romeo – 53.15
  7. Hugo Morris – 53.56
  8. Edward Marks – 53.56

Women’s 50 Backstroke Multi-Class

Men’s 50 Backstroke Multi-Class

Men’s 50 Breaststroke

Joshua Palmer won the men’s 50 breaststroke just ahead of 100 breaststroke champion Jake Packard. Palmer touched in a time of 27.85 followed by Packard who hit the wall in a time of 27.86.

Matthew Treloar and Tommy Sucipto tied for the third place position with both touching in a time of 27.96.

  1. Joshua Palmer – 27.85
  2. Jake Packard – 27.86
  3. Matthew Treloar – 27.96
  4. Tommy Sucitpo – 27.96
  5. Buster Sykes – 28.18
  6. James McKenhnie – 28.40
  7. Matthew Wilson – 28.44
  8. Grayson Bell – 28.57

Women’s 50 Butterfly

Holly Barratt won the women’s 50 butterfly in a time of 26.19. She was followed by Marieke D’Cruz who posted a 26.62 and Sara Saal who hit the wall in a time of 26.82.

  1. Holly Barratt – 26.19
  2. Marieke D’Cruz – 26.62
  3. Sara Saal – 26.82
  4. Abby Duncan – 27.05
  5. Gemma Conney – 27.06
  6. Mikaela Cornelissen – 27.07
  7. Brianna Throssell – 27.12
  8. Christina Licciardi – 27.30

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MaxN96

McEvoy’s best time in the 50 is 21.73 from perth earlier this year

Rafael

No Chalmers on 50 free? Surprised..

MaxN96

hes first reserve and david morgan may drop out tomorrow night to save energy for 100 fly final

OntarioSwimming

Jeff Grace,

McEvoy’s 50 free PB is not 21.97. It’s 21.73 from Aquatic Series this year. Your database is outdated.

ntin

Peaty 58.74 in prelims in Glascow.

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