Three More St Peters Western Athletes Qualify for Rio

Out of the five Australian athletes who earned their initial berth onto the Olympic team three came from the same squad at St Peters Western Swim Club in Brisbane.

Georgia Bohl, Madi Wilson and Mitch Larkin all secured spots on the Olympic team on Saturday evening and all train in the same group coached by Michael Bohl.  With Emma McKeon and Madeline Groves in the same squad that means that five of the 17 swimmers on the team are athletes from St Peters Western.

Cameron McEvoy and Thomas Fraser-Holmes provided the most captivating race of the evening as the two tied for the win in the men’s 200 freestyle posting a time of 1:45.63. With his win in the 400 IM on Thursday evening Fraser-Holmes had already qualified for the Olympic Games and now adds the 200 freestyle to his schedule in Rio.

This was the first event that McEvoy earned a ticket to Rio. Over the next week McEvoy will attempt to qualify to swim both the 50 and 100 freestyle.

The two women who found themselves on top of the world last year both qualified for the Olympic team in the 100 backstroke. Emily Seebohm, who took gold at the World Championships and Wilson, who won the silver in Kazan, finished first and second in the 100 backstroke this evening.

Seebohm won the event in a time of 58.73 while Wilson finished second in a 59.26. Both women were comfortably under the Olympic qualifying time of 59.71.

Larkin qualified for his second Olympic Games in the 100 backstroke recording a time of 52.54. The time was not great for Larkin, who posted a 52.48 in the semi-final, but he accomplished the biggest goal of securing a spot on the Olympic team.


Bohl qualified for the Olympic team in the 100 breaststroke winning the event in a time of 1:06.12. Taylor McKeown also qualified for Rio in the same event posting a time of 1:06.68.

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6 years ago

mcevoy was raced in london

6 years ago

Mr Grace Mcevoy swam in London in the morning relay. FYI

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