Australian Olympic Roster Update Through Day 4 of Trials

SWIMMING AUSTRALIA OLYMPIC TRIALS

The Australian roster for Tokyo continues to grow with each passing day, though day 4 did bring about some sole qualifiers in unexpected events.

For example, the men’s 200m breast saw Zac Stubblety-Cook throw down a mighty 2:06.28 to log the 2nd fastest performance in history, while one-time World Record holder Matt Wilson missed out on the QT.

The story was along the same lines in the women’s 200m fly, where Rio finalist Brianna Throssell got the nod with a solid swim but runner-up Elizabeth Dekkers fell just shy, despite having surpassed the QT in previous meets.

Kyle Chalmers added a 2nd individual event to his lineup by way of winning the men’s 100m free while Kaylee McKeown and Matt Temple did the same in the 200m IM and 200m fly events, respectively.

 

Aussie Olympic Qualifiers Through Day 4:

*We are assuming that 6 will be taken in the 400m and 800m free relays but we won’t know for sure until the roster is made official

  • Emma McKeon – 100m fly, medley relay, 200m free, 800m free relay
  • Brendon Smith – 400m IM
  • Se-Bom Lee – 400m IM
  • Elijah Winnington – 400m free, 200m free
  • Jack McLoughlin – 400m free
  • Zac Stubblety-Cook – medley relay (breaststroke), 200m breast
  • Kaylee McKeown – 100m back, 200m IM
  • Emily Seebohm – 100m back
  • Chelsea Hodges – 100m breast
  • Jessica Hansen – 100m breast
  • Mitch Larkin – 100m back
  • Ariarne Titmus – 400m free, 200m free, 800m free relay
  • Tamsin Cook – 400m free
  • Kyle Chalmers – 200m free, 100m free, 800m free relay, 400m free relay, medley relay
  • Tommy Neill – 800m free relay*
  • Alex Graham – 800m free relay*
  • Zac Incerti – 800m free relay*, 400m free relay
  • Mack Horton – 800m free relay*
  • Brianna Throssell – 200m fly
  • Matt Temple – 200m fly, 100m free, 400m free relay
  • David Morgan – 200m fly
  • Cameron McEvoy – 400m free relay
  • Alex Graham – 400m free relay
  • James Roberts – 400m free relay
  • Madi Wilson – 800m free relay
  • Leah Neale – 800m free relay
  • Meg Harris – 800m free relay
  • Mollie O’Callaghan – 800m free relay
  • Jack McLoughlin – 800m free

											
										

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TerryO
1 month ago

Stupid australian rules. Wilson and Dekkers missing the games…

Verram
Reply to  TerryO
1 month ago

What about Isaac cooper? He missed qualifying by even less…

TerryO
Reply to  Verram
1 month ago

You are right, he is a new name for me, its the middle of the night in Europe, and hard to remember everyone…

Troyy
Reply to  Verram
1 month ago

It’ll be a big surprise if he doesn’t go for relay duties.

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

particularly as while there are some guys under the 200 qt, they are nowhere near as fast (or young!) as cooper in the 100

kevin
1 month ago

Depending on the size of the actual team in terms of doing the cut , you will find some of the ones just outside Wilson and cooper will be selected as heat relay swimmers . For example Cooper could do the medley relay heat swim sparing Larkin for the final .

commonwombat
Reply to  kevin
1 month ago

Not sure they’d take the risk given Cooper’s time isn’t overly competitive. The AUS M4XMED is not likely to be particularly strong and mucking around with 2nd stringers could leave them in danger of missing the final.

If Cooper does get a plane ticket to Tokyo, he will get to race the individual. IF he swims well, ie PB/53 low-ish then he may get the nod to swim the 4XMED heats.

Likewise, if Wilson goes to Tokyo, it will be on the basis of swimming the 200. Whether he gets to swim the 100 will be dependent on how he is seeded amongst the FINA B’s. Debatable that he would swim the 4XMED heats

Troyy
Reply to  commonwombat
1 month ago

53 low-ish would match Larkin’s usual lead-off.

Drama King
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Yeah. If Cooper delivers a good 100 back at the Olympics , he will get the chance to swim Medley Relay for sure.

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  commonwombat
1 month ago

wilson did a 59.17 at 2019 worlds which is under the fina a time and within the qualifying period

Last edited 1 month ago by Old Man Chalmers
Laps
1 month ago

The team limits are set at 28 each for both the men and women. Currently there are 15 on the men’s team (10 individual and 5 relay) so there’s room to take Cooper and Wilson. Cooper just turned 17 in April so this would be a huge chance to get experience and with Mitch now going on 28 we need some young blood in the men’s back for the relay moving forward. They will take Cooper for the relay, unless one of the 200 m back guys puts up something astounding tonight to warrant using them on the relay instead.

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Laps
Reply to  Laps
1 month ago

Also there’s something off about the OQT for the women’s 200 butterfly. It’s listed as being 2:08.43 which means Dekkers just missed out with her 2:08.57, however, to make the finals in 2019 the cut off was 2:09.06 so Dekkers should have qualified. This seems to be the only event where the 2019 finals qualifying time hasn’t been used for the OQT so it appears to be a mistake. Hopefully swimming Australia realises this as they may have deprived Dekkers of the opportunity of experiencing Olympic qualification in real time.

Skip
Reply to  Laps
1 month ago

And 8th in the final 2:09.65; either way dekkers in under

kevin
Reply to  Laps
1 month ago

Its a good point you make about limit 28 encouraging for some just outside the cut

commonwombat
1 month ago

Roberts was north of 49.0 so, unless he can pull a QT in the 50; he’s going to be hoping the selectors will be uncommonly generous.

Think it will only be a squad of 5 for the M4X100 (Chalmers, Temple, McEvoy, Graham, Incerti). Given this relay is probably only an outside medal chance as against the M4X200; I think it will be the latter relay who may be the recipient of selector’s generosity (inclusion of Horton).

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  commonwombat
1 month ago

that and horton has proven himself at big meets unlike roberts

Torchbearer
1 month ago

Lots of events where AUS hasnt qualified two swimmers (or even one in a couple of cases) so should be quite some latitude to add more tomorrow night….

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