Australian Olympian Tamsin Cook may have taken some time off from the sport, but the 22-year-old has come back with competitive fire.
Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers is just getting started at Aussie Trials, taking the men’s 200m freestyle title for his first Tokyo berth.
The Australian team will be trying to build off the day 1 momentum established by swimmers like Emma McKeon, Brendon Smith, and Elijah Winnington.
Emma McKeon already has Olympic medals from Rio but she just nabbed a spot on the Aussie roster to try to add more in Tokyo.
Mack Horton was relegated to 3rd place in the men’s 400m free at Aussie trials, meaning the man will not be defending his gold medal from Rio in this event.
Smith has booked his ticket to Tokyo by taking out Thomas Fraser-Holmes’ 2013 400 IM Australian record by just 0.10 seconds.
The swim for McKeon marks a new Australian record and makes her the 4th fastest swimmer globally in the history of the event.
Emma McKeon was one of four swimmers under the OQT during prelims, leading the 100 fly in 56.82, nearly 2 seconds ahead of the field.
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Hold onto your hats, because the next two weeks are about to be a whirlwind here on SwimSwam with Olympic selection meets for four major nations.
With the Australian Olympic Trials looming, Olympian Maddie Groves’ social media posts regarding ‘misogynistic perverts’ are at the forefront.
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