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.
Emma McKeon pulled a solid double, while the men’s 200 freestyle is set to explode in finals.
It’ll be a big boy showdown between Kyle Chalmers, Cameron McEvoy and others, as the Australian Commonwealth Trials kick-off shortly. This is the first time Trials are being held so close to the main event for the green and gold.
Olympic champion sprinter Kyle Chalmers clocked a speedy 1:48.29 under heavy training to get the upper hand over teen rival Jack Cartwright.
World champion Emily Seebohm fell just .04 shy of beating youngster Kaylee McKeown in the 200m backstroke tonight in Melbourne.
This weekend’s Victorian Open Championships will give Aussie stars one more big racing practice in before next month’s Commonwealth Games Trials.
Mack Horton has proven his is always a threat in the mid-distance freestyle races, now adding the 200m freestyle to his repertoire.
Mitch Larkin tries an ‘off’ event on for size, while Ariarne Titmus and American Jordan Wilimovsky pull off the distance wins in Queensland.
Day 1 of the 2017 Queensland SC Championships was composed of just relays, as several of the nation’s top stars took to the Brisbane Aquatic Centre pool to score team wins.
2017 QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday, December 9th (relays only) – Friday, December 15th Prelims at 8:30am local (5:30pm night before EST)…
On Sunday, Australian swimmers of a variety of levels in South East Queensland combined to set the 100×400 free relay world…
On Sunday, swimmers in South East Queensland, Australia, will attempt to break the 100x400m relay record.
Team Energy Standard topped the podium overall at the inaugural Energy For Swim! event in Rome, despite a 4:04 400 free from American Leah Smith.
Caeleb Dressel will swim the lead-off on the mixed free relay.
Emily Seebohm in the 200 back is Australia’s best chance left at winning gold at the 2017 World Championships.