Unable To Get Home, Barratt Captures Gold On Final Day Of South Aussies

  • 2022 SOUTH AUSTRALIA STATE OPEN & MC CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • Friday, January 21st – Sunday, January 23rd
  • SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park, South Australia
  • LCM (50m)
  • Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap
  • Results – Meet Mobile, 2022 SA State Open & MC Championships

The 2022 South Australia State Open Championships saw its final day of competition get done and dusted from Oaklands Park. Among the day 3 contestants was on-a-roll athlete Madi Wilson, capping off a successful meet with yet another victory.

The once-COVID-hit Wilson posted a time tonight of 54.27 to easily defeat the women’s 100m free field and solidify herself as the dominant 19+ woman at this meet. Splitting 26.45/27.82, 27-year-old Wilson put up a solid effort at this domestic meet. Her lifetime best rests at the 52.79 she produced at the Aussie Olympic Trials last year.

New Marion teammate Matt Temple saw success in the 50m fly with his winning effort of 24.36 while the Olympic finalist also scored 200m free silver behind All Saint’s Thomas Hauck. Temple posted 1:49.31 to get to the wall just .10 behind 19-year-old Hauck.

Rockingham’s Holly Barratt, still stuck from returning home from the Short Course World Championships and unable to ultimately return home, grabbed 100m fly gold in 1:00.18.

We reported on how Barratt has been unable to travel all the way home after having been the sole Australian representative in Abu Dhabi at December’s Short Course World Championships. 

She originally planned to stay in Melbourne for “just a couple of weeks” to avoid restrictions that would have required her to do a hotel quarantine in Western Australia. Then the state announced that it was closing its borders until February 5, and now they won’t open until at least March, so she says she’s just planning to stay in Melbourne, for now.

Finally, the Nunawading teenage standout William Petric crushed a big-time personal best in the 200m breast to top the podium. he nailed a time of 2:15.21 to approach his  PB of 2:13.96 from April of 2021. This is after Petric blasted a new career-quickest 2:01.78 to take the men’s 200m IM on day 2 here.

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Donna Parchewsky
3 months ago

It’s so unjust what Holly and so many other Western Australians have to go through for the past 2 years!

Gheko
Reply to  Donna Parchewsky
3 months ago

Many haven’t been home since before Tokyo!

Sub13
3 months ago

I misread “200m free at 1:49” as “200m fly at 1:49” and was thinking “how is this not in its own article?”

Joel
Reply to  Sub13
3 months ago

It is long course too

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