After an upset gold on day 1 in the 200 freestyle, Taylor Ruck will compete in both the 100 free and 100 back on day 2 in Tokyo.
The former world record holder Masse took over half a second off Emily Seebohm’s former meet record.
Japan’s Yui Ohashi is the heavy favorite for the women’s 400 IM victory, while World Champion Chase Kalisz battles Japanese Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino in the men’s race.
Cate Campbell anchored the Australians in 50.93, the fastest female freestyle leg in history, as they won gold in the 400 mixed medley relay in a new Commonwealth Record.
21-year old American swimmer and World Record holder Kathleen Baker has signed her first big suit deal as a professional swimmer.
Keep tabs on our running discipline-by-discipline previews for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships below:
Can Kathleen Baker dip into the 57 range in the 100m back for another World Record at Pan Pacs? What’s your prediction?
Kylie Masse spent a year and three days as owner of the 100 backstroke world record. Now, she gets to compete against her usurper to retake that throne.
Japan’s Yui Ohashi will look for an IM sweep in a set of Pan Pacs events that have seen major turnover from the 2014 edition.
Australia (4×1 free) and the U.S. (4×1 medley) are already world record-holders, and the American 4×2 could also have a shot at a world record in Tokyo.
Coming before the individual events of all legs but the 100 breast, the mixed medley relay will set each federation up for some tricky ‘blind’ lineup decisions as the U.S. chases its own world record and Australia closes in on the Americans.
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Kathleen Baker set a world record in the 100-meter backstroke on her way to winning three national titles at U.S. Nationals earning a spot as a finalist for the USOC’s Best of July awards.
100 back world record holder Kathleen Baker will turn professional with a year of school remaining.
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