Australian Championships: Day 7 Finals Live Recap

2016 HANCOCK PROSPECTING AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS)

Women’s 100 Breaststroke Multi-Class

Tiffany Thomas Kane won the women’s 100 breaststroke multi-class in a time of 1:35.32 earning 988 points. Prue Watt (SB13) finished second in a time of 1:19.18 collecting 924 points while Paige Leonhardt (SB9) finished third in a time of 1:21.31 which equates to 847 points.

  1. Tiffany Thomas Kane SB6) – 1:35.32
  2. Prue Watt (SB13) – 1:19.18
  3. Paige Leonhardt (SB9) – 1:21.31
  4. Madeleine Scott (SB9) – 1:21.92
  5. Tanya Huebner (SB6) – 1:42.08
  6. Kenda Williams (SB9) – 1:24.14
  7. Teigan van Roosmalen (SB13) – 1:24.81
  8. Hannah Briion (SB15) – 1:20.39

Men’s 100 Breaststroke Multi-Class

Amed Kelly (SB3) took the men’s 100 breaststroke multi-class in a time of 1:50.54 collecting 982 points. Blake Cochrane (SB7) finished second in a time of 1:17.62 earning 978 points while Grant Patterson (SB2) finished third in a time of 2:17.09 which equates to 906 points.

  1. Amed Kelly (SB3) – 1:50.54
  2. Blake Cochrane (SB7) – 1:17.62
  3. Grant Patterson (SB2) – 2:17.09
  4. Richard Eliason (SB14) – 1:10.13
  5. Rick Pendleton – 1:08.25
  6. Jesse Aungles (SB7) – 1:23.17
  7. Liam Bekric (SB13) – 1:09.96
  8. Matthew Ward (SB9) – 1:12.99

Women’s 200 Backstroke

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

The women’s 200 backstroke was an extremely exciting race which ended in an upset. The most time that separated Belinda Hocking and Emily Seebohm was four tenths of a second. Seebohm led the first half of the race, turning in a time of 1:02.14, but Hocking pulled away in the third 50 meters and never gave the lead back. Hocking won the women’s 200 backstroke in a time of 2:06.49 while Seebohm finished second in a time of 2:06.59.

  • Hocking – 30.21/1:02.24 (32.03)/1:34.35 (32.11)/2:06.49 (32.14)
  • Seebohm – 29.81/1:02.14 (32.33)/1:34.78 (32.56)/2:06.59 (31.89)

Hocking broke her own all comers record of 2:06.98, which she posted in 2012. Her time also places her atop of the world rankings.

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Both Hocking and Seebohm were well under the Olympic qualifying standard of 2:09.16. This will be the third time that Hocking will be competing in the 200 backstroke at an Olympic Games.

There were five women in total who dipped under the Olympic qualifying standard that included Hocking, Seebohm, Sian Whittaker (2:07.47), Minna Atherton (2:08.23) and Madi Wilson (2:08.93).

  1. Belinda Hocking – 2:06.49
  2. Emily Seebohm – 2:06.59
  3. Sian Whittaker – 2:07.47
  4. Minna Atherton – 2:08.23
  5. Madi Wilson – 2:08.93
  6. Mikka Sheridan – 2:11.02
  7. Keryn McMaster – 2:13.51

Men’s 100 Butterfly

  • Australian Olympic Standard – 51.51
  • Australian Record – Andrew Lauterstein – 50.85

David Morgan and Grant Irvine both qualified for Rio finishing first and second in the 200 butterfly. Although they their placings were the same in the 100 butterfly neither of the two men were able to beat the Olympic qualifying standard of 51.51.

Morgan hit the wall first in a time of 51.64 followed by Irvine who touched in a time of 51.76. Daniel Lester finished third in a time of 52.33.

Christopher Wright, who finished 11th in the event in London, touched third in a time of 52.60.

  1. David Morgan – 51.64
  2. Grant Irvine – 51.76
  3. Daniel Lester – 52.33
  4. Christopher Wright – 52.60
  5. Keiran Qaium – 52.67
  6. Tomasso D’Orsogna – 52.68
  7. Nathaniel Romeo – 52.90
  8. Hugo Morris – 53.30

Women’s 800 Freestyle

  • Australian Olympic Standard – 8:26.96
  • Australian Record – Jessica Ashwood – 8:18.41

Jessica Ashwood made her presence on the international stage felt last summer at the World Championships. In Kazan Ashwood won the bronze in the 400 freestyle and ended up just off the podium touching fourth in the 800 freestyle. She set a new Australian record in the 800 freestyle posting a time of 8:18.41.

Ashwood won tonight’s final in Adelaide in a time of 8:18.42, one one-hundredth of a second off her own national record. Her time places her second in the world rankings.

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Tamsin Cook found herself in a familiar place finishing second behind Ashwood. Earlier in the competition Cook collected the silver and qualified for the Olympic team in the 400 freestyle. In tonight’s 800 freestyle she once again won the silver, but missed the Olympic qualifying standard by five one-hundredths of a second. Cook posted a time of 8:27.01.

Kareena Lee finished third in a time of 8:31.06.

  1. Jessica Ashwood – 8:18.42
  2. Tamsin Cook – 8:27.01
  3. Kareena Lee – 8:31.06
  4. Kiah Melveron – 8:31.57
  5. Moesha Johnson – 8:38.88
  6. Mikayla Messer – 8:41.88
  7. Chelsea Gubecka – 8:44.58
  8. Leah Neale – 8:48.73

Men’s 50 Freestyle

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

Cameron McEvoy dominated the men’s 50 freestyle winning the event in a time of 21.44. McEvoy finished 64 one-hundredths of a second ahead of the field.

McEvoy will now have the opportunity to swim the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle in Rio. He currently ranks third in the world in the 50, first in the 100 and tied for second in the 200.

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2015-2016 LCM Men 200 Free

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Matthew Abood finished second in a time of 22.08 missing the Olympic qualifying standard by six one-hundredths of a second. James Magnussen finished third in a time of 22.12.

Magnussen, who swam the 50 and 100 freestyle in London, failed to qualify for an individual event in Rio. He will be part of the men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay team.

  1. Cameron McEvoy – 21.44
  2. Matthew Abood – 22.08
  3. James Magnussen – 22.12
  4. Andrew Abood – 22.14
  5. Will Stockwell – 22.17
  6. James Roberts – 22.22
  7. David Morgan – 22.52
  8. Kenneth To – 22.55

Women’s 50 Freestyle (Semi-Final)

  • Australian Olympic Standard – 24.52
  • Australian Record – Cate Campbell – 23.96

Last summer Cate Campbell was not able to be at her best at the World Championships in Kazan because she was still recovering from shoulder surgery, which she underwent in August of 2014. Campbell was willing to sacrifice her performances last summer in order to be completely healthy in the Olympic year. So far it looks like a wise decision.

Last night Campbell won the women’s 100 freestyle in a time of 53.38, missing her Australian and Commonwealth record by five one-hundredth of a second. She returned to the pool tonight to set both the Australian and Commonwealth record in the 50 freestyle posting a 23.93.

She broke her own Australian and Commonwealth mark (tied with Fran Halsall) of 23.96, which she set at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.

Bronte Campbell finished with the second fastest qualifying time of 24.27. After tonight’s semi-final Cate has the world’s top time in the event while Bronte occupies the fourth place position in the world rankings.

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  1. Cate Campbell – 23.93
  2. Bronte Campbell – 24.27
  3. Shayna Jack – 24.87
  4. Brittany Elmslie – 24.92
  5. Holly Barratt – 25.34
  6. Yolane Kukla – 25.43
  7. Carla Buchanan – 25.44
  8. Marieke D’Cruz – 25.46

Men’s 50 Backstroke

  • Australian Record – Ben Treffers – 24.54

Mitch Larkin took the men’s 50 backstroke in a time of 24.73. Larkin was just off his lifetime best of 24.73. Bobby Hurley finished second in a time of 25.07 followed by Joshua Beaver who posted a 25.25.

  1. Mitch Larkin – 24.73
  2. Bobby Hurley – 25.07
  3. Joshua Beaver – 25.25
  4. Ben Treffers – 25.36
  5. Siman Sudartwa – 25.37
  6. Zac Incertia – 25.46
  7. Ryan Pini – 25.55
  8. James Traiforos – 25.90

Women’s 50 Breaststroke

  • Australian Record – Sarah Katsoulis – 30.16

Georgia Bohl finished off an incredible championship meet by taking the women’s 50 breaststroke in a time of 30.58. Bohl beat her previous best of 30.88 and finished just ahead of World Championship gold medalist Jennie Johansson of Sweden. Johansson hit the wall in a time of 30.71 followed by Sally Hunter who touched in a time of 31.04.

  1. Georgia Bohl – 30.58
  2. Jennie Johansson – 30.71
  3. Sally Hunter – 31.04
  4. Lorna Tonks – 31.55
  5. Jessica Hansen – 31.61
  6. Ella Bond – 32.51
  7. Carle Millikin – 32.65
  8. Georgia Wells – 33.29

Women’s 50 Butterfly Multi-Class

Taylor Corry (SB14) took the women’s 50 butterfly multi-class in a time of 30.51 earning 966 points. Emily Beercroft (SB9) finished second in a time of 33.53 collecting 856 while Tiffany Thomas Kane (SB6) hit the wall in a time of 38.32 which equates to 833 points.

  1. Taylor Corry (SB14) – 30.51
  2. Emily Beercroft (SB9) – 33.53
  3. Tiffany Thomas Kane (SB6) – 38.32
  4. Amy Cook (SB14) – 33.02
  5. Katja Dedekind (SB13) – 32.65
  6. Tahlia Blanchard (SB9) – 35.72
  7. Jenna Hohn (SB14) – 24.85
  8. Nicole Miro (SB10) – 24.80

Men’s 50 Butterfly Multi-Class

Mitchell Kilduff (SB14) won the men’s 50 butterfly multi-class in a time of 27.00 which equates to 1010 points. Daniel Fox (SB14) finished second in a time of 27.74 earning 931 while Jack Ireland (SB14) finished third in a time of 28.40 collecting 868 points.

  1. Mitchell Kilduff (SB14) – 27.00
  2. Daniel Fox (SB14) – 27.74
  3. Jack Ireland (SB14) – 28.40
  4. Matthew Levy (SB7) – 31.08
  5. Jeremy Tidy (SB10) – 27.45
  6. Joshua McErlean (SB8) – 31.06
  7. Aiden Yourell (SB10) – 28.03
  8. Matthew Hearne (SB10) – 28.39

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bad anon
4 years ago

1. Belinda Hocking 2.06.49
2. Emily Seebohm 2.06.59
Was expecting a 2.05 but we’ll be seeing that in Rio

petriasfan
4 years ago

So happy to see Hocking back on the team! Gotta love an underdog story.

swammerk
4 years ago

Not suprising to see Emily seebohm get beat in the 200 for me. I have heard she has been doing less work than ever since her move away from Matt Brown, didn’t seem to have enough left for that same burst She had at worlds in the final 50, just after she left Brown.

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