It’s all Australia this year.
Duncan Scott is a major threat to win gold in both the 100 and 200 freestyle at the Commonwealth Games.
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.
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 powerhouse youngesters Kyle Chalmers and Jack Cartwright share more than just the same 100m freestyle prelim time.
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)…