Watch Cate Campbell’s Electrifying 100 Freestyle Race from 2015 Australian Nationals

The women’s 100m freestyle final on day six of the 2015 Australian National Championships saw a wicked-fast race where the top five women all posted times under the FINA Worlds qualifying standard. Check out the video to re-live the thrilling battle among Aussie’s best.

Cate Campbell and Bronte Campbell led the field wire-to-wire, with Cate gaining an edge after the turn.  Cate would charge to the wall in a time of 52.69, matching that of Femke Heemskerk as the fastest time in the world. Bronte was just behind in 53.04, followed by Melanie Wright in 53.50 and Brittany Elmslie in 53.66.  Emma McKeon finished in fifth with a time of 53.68.



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6 years ago

Kayaks. They work hard, are gifted, but you can see the “ride” on those suits. Kayaks. The races are great, but the times reflect a break with the sport. Horray for the Campbells. Shame on Fina.

wave rider
6 years ago

I don’t know how she can breath every 4 and not fade badly at the end. I always thought that the oxygen you gain breathing every 2 is worth the small sacrifice in speed. Most of the top men breath every 2. Women’s freestyle seems to be progressing better than on the men’s side. Anyone have any thoughts on the breathing pattern 4 vs 2?

Scott Seibert
6 years ago

IDK about breathing every 2 vs 4, but the men are not losing ground with the 2 beat cadence stroke that is winning everywhere.

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