Race Videos: Watch McKeown, Temple, And Titmus Down 3 More Aussie Records


On the final day of racing at the 2021 Australian Olympic Trials, we were treated to 3 straight Australian record-breaking swims to open up the last session.

First, Kaylee McKeown downed her own national record and Commonwealth record in the 200 backstroke with a 2:04.28, followed by Matthew Temple who lowered the men’s 100 butterfly to a 50.45 from Andrew Lauterstein’s 50.85 in 2009. Adding to the action, Ariarne Titmus took down her 3rd Australian record of the meet with an 8:15.57 800 freestyle, making her the 2nd fastest woman in the world this year.

All three swimmers’ record-breaking swims were under the respective Olympic-qualifying times and each represented the 3rd event for which they are qualified to race in Tokyo.

McKeown has now added her name to the roster for 100/200 back and the 200 IM, Temple the 100/200 fly and the 200 free, and Titmus the 200/400/800 freestyles.

Watch all 3 of the Australian record-breaking swims here, courtesy of Amazon Prime on YouTube:

Women’s 200 Backstroke – Final

  1. Kaylee McKeown – 2:04.28
  2. Emily Seebohm – 2:06.38
  3. Minna Atherton – 2:09.24

Men’s 100 Butterfly – Final

  1. Matthew  Temple – 50.45
  2. David Morgan – 51.67
  3. Shaun Champion – 51.93

Women’s 800 Freestyle – Timed Final

  1. Ariarne Titmus – 8:15.57
  2. Kiah Melverton – 8:19.05
  3. Kareena Lee – 8:23.54

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Max Hardie
3 years ago

Poor Americans!