The 4-day Australian Championships, which doubled as the Commonwealth Games Trials, came to a close tonight in Southport, but not before 49 able-bodied and 21 Para Sport athletes were named to the green and gold roster for a home-based Games coming up in April.
Hear what day 3 winners, such as teen Kaylee McKeown, had to say in Southport tonight.
For her trio of efforts in Southport this week, Australian 17-year-old Ariarne Titmus now ranks as the #2 swimmers in the world this season across the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle events.
With her 800m freestyle victory tonight, Titmus became the first swimmer in 14 years and only the 6th Australian ever to sweep the 200m/400m/800m freestyle events.
Mitch Larkin took on the tough 200 back/200 IM double this morning at the Aussie Trials, making it back in both events’ finals.
Aussie Kyle Chalmers has voiced concern over being seeing as a ‘one-hit wonder’ after claiming gold in Rio. His 100m freestyle national title tonight, on top of his 200m freestyle title from night 1, leaves no doubt the kid is the real deal.
17-year-old Ariarne Titmus claimed her 2nd Australian national title in as many days, lowering her own 400m freestyle national record in the process.
After a disappointing 8th place finish in last night’s 200m freestyle final, Aussie Cameron McEvoy claimed the top seed in a very stacked 100m freestyle field.
18-year-old Laura Taylor threw down a monster personal best to claim her spot on the Australian Commonwealth Games roster.
The ‘terminator’ Ariarne Titmus wowed spectators at the Australian Trials tonight, winning 200m freestyle gold in a superb 1:55.76.
King Kyle Chalmers came out on top of the heated men’s 200 freestyle, while Emma McKeon tried the 200 fly/200 free double on for size with 2 silvers as a result.
Emma McKeon pulled a solid double, while the men’s 200 freestyle is set to explode in finals.
3-time World Junior Champion, 17-year-old Japanese phenom Rikako Ikee earned her spot as top female junior swimmer in the world for 2017.
Mitch Larkin tries an ‘off’ event on for size, while Ariarne Titmus and American Jordan Wilimovsky pull off the distance wins in Queensland.
17-year-old Ariarne Titmus smashed a new Australian national record en route to gold in the women’s 400m freestyle at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre tonight, winning in 4:02.86.