On the final day of the New South Wales State Championships Olympic star Alicia Coutts displayed her versatility by winning her fifth and sixth races of the competition. Coutts who had already collected wins in the 50 and 100 butterfly as well as the 50 and 100 freestyle finished the meet by taking gold in the 50 breaststroke and 200 IM.
In addition to those wins she also place third in the 50 backstroke and third in the 100 breaststroke.
Women’s 200 butterfly
Olympian Ellen Gandy who finished second to Coutts in the 100 butterfly took the event in a time of 2:11.01. Samantha Hamil hung on to second place despite a late charge by Madeline Groves in the last 50 meters. Hamil finished in a time of 2:12.37 followed by Groves who finished third in a time of 2:12.49.
Men’s 100 butterfly
Takeshi Matsuda took the 100 butterfly handily winning in a time of 52.76 which is the second fastest time swum in the world this year. Kenneth To finished second in a time of 53.29.
The race within the race though was for third position. Tommaso D’Orsogna took out the first 50 meters in a time of 25.24 just over a second ahead of Yuta Kimura who turned in a time of 26.38. Kimura had an outstanding second 50 meters to catch D’Orsogna, the two men finished tied for third in a time of 53.85.
Women’s 50 breaststroke
Alicia Coutts won her first event of the evening in the 50 breaststroke posting a time of 32.01. Sally Foster, who had won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke finished second in a time of 32.19 followed by Samantha Marshall who finished third in a time of 32.28.
Men’s 200 breaststroke
The men’s 200 breaststroke was an exciting race for 150 meters, that is until 18 year old Akihiro Yamaguchi destroyed Lennard Bremer on the last 50 splitting a time of 33.64 compared to Bremer’s 36.01. Yamaguchi won the event in a time of 2:12.23 followed by Bremer who finished second posting a time of 2:15.70.
Jeremy Meyer finished third in a time of 2:16.88.
Men’s Multi-Class 100 freestyle
Matthew Levy won the event in a time of 1:03.28 followed by Mitchell Kilduff who finished second in a time of 58.74 with Sean Russo finishing third in a time of 56.57.
Women’s Multi-Class 100 freestyle
Taylor Corry won the event in a time of 1:02.73 followed by Jacqueline Freney who finished second in a time of 1:09.34 with Madison Elliott finishing third in a time of 1:08.15.
Women’s 200 freestyle
Bronte Barratt was never challenged in this event winning in a time of 1:57.51. Haruka Ueda was second posting a time of 1:59.07 followed by Kylie Palmer who finished third in a time of 1:59.56.
Men’s 50 freestyle
This event was a family affair with Andrew Abood and brother Matthew Abood finishing first and second. Andrew the younger of the two finished first in a time of 22.38. Matthew tied Olympic medallist James Magnussen for second with both men touching in a time of 22.56.
Women’s 200 IM
Throughout the meet Alicia Coutts had shown her versatility across different events, in the 200 IM she showed that versatility within the event. Coutts had a dominating performance winning the event in a time of 2:11.13. Aisling Scott finished second in a time of 2:16.40 followed by Namiki Ueda who finished third in a time of 2:17.13.
Men’s 400 IM
Travis Mahoney won the event in a time of 4:24.42 followed closely by Jared Gilliland who finished second in a time of 4:25.15. Kenneth To finished third in a time of 4:31.21.
Women’s 50 backstroke
Aya Terakawa who the 50 backstroke in convincing fashion posting a time of 27.89. Emily Seebohm finished second in a time of 28.40 followed by Alicia Coutts who finished third in a time of 28.51.
Men’s 100 backstroke
Just as they did in the 200 backstroke Japanese swimmers Rysouke Irie and Kosuke Hagino finished first and second in the event and now rank number one and number two in the world. Matt Grevers who was ranked first in the world swam a 53.75 in January, Irie posted a 53.43 while Hagino went a 53.58.
Daniel Arnamnart finished third in a time of 54.52.
In the final event of the evening men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay James Magnussen swam a 48.55 in the lead off position, which was six one-hundredths of a second faster than his individual swim.