2021 SWIMMING AUSTRALIA OLYMPIC TRIALS
- Saturday, June 12th – Thursday, June 17th
- South Australia Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Adelaide, Australia
- Sole Olympic-Qualifying Opportunity
- 2021 Swimming Australia Olympic Nomination Criteria
- Meet Site
- Final Start List
- Live results
- Qualifying Criteria
- Day 4 Finals Live Stream (Amazon Prime required)
While competing on day 4 of the 2021 Australian Olympic Trials, 22-year-old Zac Stubblety-Cook threw down the swim of his life in the men’s 200m breaststroke to punch his ticket to Tokyo.
The Vince Raleigh-trained athlete rocketed to a time of 2:06.28, a mark which represents the 2nd fastest performance in history, sitting only being the current World Record of 2:06.12 from the 2019 FINA World Championships.
Just last month Stubblety-Cook put up a personal best of 2:07.00 at the Sydney Open as a preview to tonight’s head-turner. In his post-race interview from Adelaide, hear how that earlier performance helped fuel his confidence and give him the boost needed to put ht world on notice with Tokyo on the horizon.
He also speaks about the fact that one-time World Record holder in this event, Matt Wilson, missed out on qualification as he placed 2nd behind Stubblety-Cook. Wilson settled for silver in a time of 2:08.52, despite having beaten the Aussie QT of 2:08.28 on at least 7 separate occasions, including his 2:06.68 World Record that stayed on paper for just a few hours in Gwangju at the World Championships.