Tessa Wallace Represents Sole A-Final Scratch For Day 1 Aussie Finals


With the day’s prelims having concluded heat sheets are now out for tonight’s main events. The first finals session of the 6-day Aussie World Trials will see the women’s 100m fly, men’s 100m breast, women’s 200m IM and men’s/women’s 400m free.

Through all the events, we see only one A-Final scratch in the form of Tessa Wallace foregoing her 6th seed in the women’s 200m IM. The 25-year-old Pelican Waters swimmer was ranked 5th in the 200m IM entering the meet, owning a personal best of 2:13.95. She punched her place in the finals with a mark of 2:16.00, but withdrew, instead focusing on her stronger breaststroke races.

Wallace is ranked 8th in the women’s 100m breast and 2nd in the 200m breast, with the latter representing her best shot at making the World Championships squad for an individual event.

Tonight among the competitors we’ll see the likes of Emma McKeon and Brianna Throssell in the women’s 100m fly, Mack Horton and Elijah Winnington in the men’s 400m free, as well as teens Kaylee McKeown and Ariarne Titmus in the 200m IM and 400m free, respectively.

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About Retta Race

Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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