2021 SYDNEY OPEN
- Thursday, May 13th – Sunday, May 16th
- Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
- LCM (50m)
- Heats at 6pm local; Finals at 9am local
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Olympic medalist Emma McKeon dropped the hammer on the women’s 100m free field on day 2 of the 2021 Sydney Open. Competing in the morning finals, 26-year-old McKeon unleashed a time of 52.29, clocking a new New South Wales All Comers Record in the process.
After establishing herself as the 2nd-seeded swimmer with a prelim swim of 53.33 last night, the Griffith University star busted out the fastest time of her career. Opening in 25.71 and closing in 26.58, McKeon’s time this morning overtook her own career-quickest of 52.41 from the 2019 World Championships Trials. In Gwangju, McKeon ultimately placed 4th in the individual 100m free event with a time of 52.75.
With her monster 52.29 PB here this morning from Sydney, McKeon remains Australia’s 3rd fastest performer in history behind Cate and Bronte Campbell, both of whom were in this final. C1 (Cate) touched in 53.27, remarkably about a second behind McKeon, as runner-up while Bronte finished 5th in 54.59. McKeon also remains the world’s 6th fastest 100m freestyler in history.
In terms of all-time Aussie performances, McKeon’s 52.29 checks in as the nation’s 5th fastest time ever, cracking C1’s streak of having owned the top 10 performances all-time for Australia.
McKeon now wears the world rankings crown, beating out C1 to top the entire field with Tokyo on the horizon.