Seebohm Cracks Commonwealth Record in the 50 Backstroke

2015 HANCOCK PROSPECTING AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Dates: Friday, April 3 to Friday, April 10, 2015
  • Times: prelims 10 am, semis/ finals 7 pm
  • Location: Sydney Olympic Park (GMT +11, or 15 hours ahead of N.Y., 18 ahead of L.A.)
  • Live Results: Available
  • Championship Central

Women’s 50 backstroke – Finals

Emily Seebohm took the women’s 50 backstroke in a blistering 27.47. That is not only the top time in the world this year, but she breaks Sophie Edington‘s 2009 Commonwealth record of 27.51.

Coming into the competition her season’s and lifetime best was a 27.64 which she posted at the BHP Billiton Super Series in January. She is still 41 on-hundredths of a second off the world record of 27.06 set by Jing Zhao in 2009.

2014-2015 LCM Women 50 Back

YuanhuiCHN
FU
08/06
27.11
2Etiene
MEDEIROS
BRA27.2608/06
3Emily
SEEBOHM
AUS27.4704/07
4Natalie
COUGHLIN
USA27.5106/19
5Xiang
LU
CHN27.5808/06
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Madison Wilson took the silver in a time of 27.90. Wilson was not able to beat her semi-final time ob 27.88 which ranks fourth in the world.

14 year old Minna Atherton finished fourth in a time of 28.32. She was followed by Hayley Baker who finished in a time of 28.49 and Holly Barratt (28.63). 13 year old Kaylee Mckeown finished sixth in a time of 28.93 followed by Sian Whittaker (29.44) and Jessica Unicomb (29.67).

 Men’s 100 freestyle – Finals

Most often when Cameron McEvoy and James Magnussen face off in the 100 freestyle the crowd is in for a treat, which is exactly what happen in Sydney today. Magnussen took the first 50 meter out in a time of 22.61 followed by McEvoy who turned in a time of 22.80. McEvoy owned the second half of the race swimming the last 50 meters in a time of 25.26 winning the event in a time of 48.06. Magnussen finished second in a time of 48.18.

  • McEvoy – 22.80/48.06 (25.26)
  • Magnussen – 22.61/48.18 (25.57)

With their times the two men take over the first and second spots in the world rankings. They were also the only two men to go under the FINA standard of 48.46.

2014-2015 LCM Men 100 Free

ZetaoCHN
NING
08/06
47.84
2Cameron
McEVOY
AUS47.9408/05
3Vladimir
MOROZOV
RUS47.9804/19
3Santo
CONDORELLI
CAN47.9807/14
5Federico
GRABICH
ARG48.1107/14
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Tommaso D’Orsogna took the bronze in a time of 48.54. 

16 year old Kyle Chalmers broke his Australian age group mark once again posting a time of 48.69 beating his time of 48.89 which he put up in the semi-finals.

Matthew Abood finished fifth in a time of 49.33 followed by Ashley Delaney (49.37), Thomas Fraser-Holmes (49.72) and Alexander Graham (49.80).

Women’s 200 butterfly – Finals

Madeline Groves set a new all-comers record in the women’s 200 butterfly winning the event in a time of 2:05.41. Groves took down legend Susie O’Neill‘s record of 2:05.81 which she posted at the 2000 Olympic Trials.

  • Groves – 27.93/31.86/32.65/32.97

Groves successfully defended her national title beating her own lifetime best of 2:06.81. Groves was the third swimmer of the evening to post a time that sits atop of the world rankings.

2014-2015 LCM Women 200 Fly

FranziskaGER
Hentke
07/03
2:05.26
2Madeline
GROVES
AUS2.05.4104/07
3Natsumi
HOSHI
JPN2.05.5608/06
4Mireia
BELMONTE GARCIA
ESP2.05.8603/28
5Cammile
ADAMS
USA2.06.4008/06
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Brianna Throssell collected the silver posting a time of 2:07.29. Throssell was not able to match her season’s best of 2:06.60, but was under the FINA standard of 2:07.86.

Keryn McMaster finished third in a time of 2:12.07. Nicole Mee finished fourth in a time of 2:12.20 followed by Jordan White (2:12.43), Alanna Bowles (2:13.04), Alice Stuart (2:13.08) and Tianni Gilmour (2:14.65).

Men’s 200 IM – Finals

Daniel Tranter took the men’s 200 IM in a time of 1:58.73. Tranter turned over a second ahead of Justin James with 50 meters left to swim. James split a 28.51 in the freestyle portion of the race almost making up all of the ground on Tranter who split a 29.56.

James won the silver in a time of 1:58.86.

Tranter and James now sit fourth and fifth in the world rankings, but neither man swam faster than the FINA standard of 1:58.17.

2014-2015 LCM Men 200 IM

MichaelUSA
PHELPS
08/09
1.54.75
2Ryan
LOCHTE
USA1.55.8108/06
3Kousuke
HAGINO
JPN1.56.3004/10
4Thiago
PEREIRA
BRA1.56.6508/06
5Shun
WANG
CHN1.56.8108/06
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Thomas Fraser-Holmes finished third in a time of 1:59.55. He was followed by Jared Gilliland (2:00.59), Travis Mahoney (2:01.64), Kazim Boskovic (2:02.22), Tomas Elliot (2:02.42) and Jack Gerrard (2:02.99).

Women’s 100 freestyle – Semi-Final

Five of the world’s top 10 times were recorded in the semi-final of the women’s 100 freestyle in Sydney this evening. Bronte Campbell was the fastest qualifier posting a time of 53.05 finishing just ahead of her sister Cate Campbell who posted a 53.08.

The two sisters are now positioned second and third in the world rankings.

Emma McKeon was the next fastest qualifier recording a time of 53.61 which is good enough for fifth in the world rankings. Brittany Elmslie qualified in fourth with a time of 53.72 followed by Mealanie (Schlanger) Wright who hit the wall in a time of 53.73. Elmslie’s time ranks seventh in the world while Wright’s places eighth.

Women’s 200 breaststroke – Semi-Final

Taylor McKeown was the fastest qualifier posting a time of 2:24.31 which currently ranks sixth in the world. Tessa Wallace was the next fastest qualifier recording a 2:25.30 which sits ninth in the world rankings. Sally Hunter was the third fastest qualifier touching in a time of 2:27.36.

Men’s 200 breaststroke – Semi-Final

Nicholas Schafer had the top time in the semi-final posting a time of 2:13.21.

16 year old Matthew Wilson qualified for the final in a time of 2:13.33. His time is close to a second faster than the national age group record time of 2:14.18 which he posted at the New South Wales State Championships earlier this year.

Buster Sykes was the next fastest qualifier finishing in a time of 2:14.04.

Men’s 200 backstroke – Semi-Final

Mitch Larkin was the top qualifier in the men’s 200 backstroke recording a time of 1:56.81. He was followed by Joshua Beaver (1:59.29) and Robert Gerlach (2:00.88).

 

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john26

I will contend that this is Magnussen’s worst high profile swim ever. He’s spliting the race like Adrian and throwing his natural advantages right out the window

aswimfan

I agree. I have just watched the video. Definitely the worst I’ve seen him swimming.

Aussie Coach

Agreed.

Very strange to see him change his race plan so drastically. Taking it out hard has never been his strategy. You have to wonder if this was a coaching decision or his own.

I’d still give him, and his coaches, the benefit of the doubt in regards to his performances. New program and some big physical changes, it may still be taking him time to adapt, hopefully by WC he is firing.

If not, Swimming Australia will be right to have prominently displayed their disapproval of his coaching selection.

HKSWIMMER

Have to agree with John26 above. I don’t want to come across as a Mags hater, and indeed he has is the defending world champion and holds the textile best, but the fact that he hasn’t been able to break 48 where before he was so consistent at doing so, combined with pretty poor pacing compared to the strategy employed in his best races is worrying to say the least. Chalmers – what a boss. Fraser-Holmes, disappointing meet so far, hopefully he can bounce back in the 400IM. Also this must be disappointing for Cam McEvoy as well given that he has also failed to PB/break 48sec. Also – slightly disappointed with Dan Tranter’s performance in the 200IM. Seems like… Read more »

Danjohnrob

I’m really happy to see so many great swims coming out of Australia and the rest of the world because I know how hard these athletes must have worked to earn their achievements. It gets me excited for the upcoming WorldChamp’s; but it also makes me frustrated because I know the US Team is in the midst of tough training and I won’t get to see them swim fast until this summer.

I guess I’d better get used to it, because it will be the same thing in the months leading up to Rio.

In the words of Carly Simon: “Anticipation….anticipation is making me wait…is keeping me waiting!”

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