Japanese teenage sensation Rikako Ikee is tied for the fastest time in the world this year in the women’s 100 butterfly (56.23).
With just 6% of the Australian roster for this summer’s Pan Pacific Championships stemming from New South Wales (NSW), Swimming Australia is once again facing the question of how to keep emerging talent from leaving the state.
17-year-old Ariarne Titmus came within a second of her Australian national record in the 400m free tonight, while Jack Cartwright threw down the 2nd fastest 100m free of his career.
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Aussie Olympian Thomas Fraser-Holmes was suspended 12 months for having missed 3 doping tests in 2016/17, but made it back in the pool this morning.
Canadians Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck went 1-2 in the women’s 200m backstroke, helping move the nation ahead of South Afica in the Commonwealth Games medal table through 4 days of competition.
A trio of medalists for Australia in the women’s 100m backstroke on night 2 of the Commonwealth Games meant 3 women earned Pan Pacific Championships qualifying times.
Kyle Chalmers was king was again, this time taking the 200m free title to give host nation Australia another gold.
Australian Olympic silver medalist Maddie Groves is getting back in the groove, capturing the 2nd fastest 100m fly time of her career en route to claiming the top seed.
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.
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.
Emma McKeon pulled a solid double, while the men’s 200 freestyle is set to explode in finals.
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.