Madi Wilson Takes On Packed Schedule On Day 1 Of South Aussie Championships


  • Friday, January 21st – Sunday, January 23rd
  • SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park, South Australia
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results – Meet Mobile, 2022 SA State Open & MC Championships

The 2022 South Australia State Open & Multi-Class Championships quietly got underway today at Oaklands Park, with several Olympians among those racing in the 3-day meet.

We do know that Kyle Chalmers is not competing here this year in order to continue tending to his shoulder, with surgery knocking him out of last year’s Short Course World Championships.

Also missing from the South Aussie lineup is his new Marion teammate Meg Harris, the 19-year-old world record holder and relay gold medalist from the Olympics who recently broke her arm in a scooter incident.

However, picking up the slack big-time was Madi Wilson, taking on a packed day 1 schedule which included the 50m back, 400m free, 50m free and medley relay.

The 27-year-old managed to wind up on top of the podium in all but the 50m free, scoring times of 28.80 in the 50m back, 4:16.95 in the 400m free and 4:17.20 on the medley relay, leading off in 1:02.56.

As for the 50m free, Wilson touched in 25.20, just outside winner Holly Barratt‘s gold medal-worthy results of 24.98. Barratt was the sole Australian representative who competed in Abu Dhabi, with her best finish checking in as the 7th place swimmer in the women’s 50m free at those FINA Short Course World Championships.

Matthew Temple, also new to Marion as of post-Olympics, was in the water as well, putting up an effort of 2:00.08 to take the 200m fly and 23.12 to also grab 50m free gold.

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3 months ago

Gutsy girl, came back from covid and finished off her ISL duties, one of the most underrated sprinters/ backstroke in Australia

Reply to  Gheko
3 months ago

Hey when is Swimswam going to report on the issuance of the Swimming Australia independent commission report (issued Friday) and its 46 recommendations, so many of which revolve around body-shaming issues,”physique” enforcement and eating disorders? All you need are functioning eyeballs to know why AUS women swimmers had some success in Tokyo. So sad. “Character tests” in coaching selection upcoming too.

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