2021 Australian Olympic Trials: Day 5 Prelims Live Recap

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SWIMMING AUSTRALIA OLYMPIC TRIALS

MEN’S 200 IM – PRELIM

  • World: 1:54.00 28-Jul-11 Ryan Lochte, USA
  • Commonwealth: C 1:55.72 12-Jun-19 Mitch Larkin, AUS
  • Australian: A 1:55.72 12-Jun-19 Mitch Larkin, SPW
  • All Comer: 1:54.98 29-Mar-07 Michael Phelps, USA
  • OQT: Q 1:57.98

The lads’s 200m IM prelims have been on the subdued facet with only one athlete getting below the two:00 barrier within the type of Mitch Larkin. The St. Peters Western athlete posted a top-seeded effort of 1:59.21 to carry over a 2-second benefit excessive 2 finishers within the 400m IM right here, Se-Bom Lee and Brendon Smith.

Younger Thomas Hauck lurks because the 4th seed in 2:02.45, however that is Larkin’s race to lose, because the 27-year-old veteran boasts a season-best of 1:56.32 to rank because the third quickest performer on this planet. And, Larkin goes all-in on this occasion, dropping the 200m again to give attention to this multi-discipline occasion as a substitute.

WOMEN’S 100 BACK MC – PRELIM

MEN’S 100 BACK MC – PRELIM

WOMEN’S 50 FLY MC – PRELIM

MEN’S 50 FLY MC – PRELIM

 

WOMEN’S 200 BREAST – PRELIM

  • World: 2:19.11 01-Aug-13 Rikke Pedersen, DEN
  • Commonwealth: C 2:20.12 30-Jul-09 Annamay Pierse, CAN
  • Australian: A 2:20.54 01-Feb-00 Leisel Jones, Business
  • All Comer: 2:20.04 06-Feb-16 Rie Kaneto, JPN
  • OQT: Q 2:24.18

24-year-old Jenna Strauch leads the ladies’s 200m breaststroke subject by over 2 seconds, posting a morning prelim outing of two:25.24. That’s lower than half a second off of her lifetime finest of two:24.49, a time she’ll must beat to hit the Aussie-mandated QT of two:24.18 wanted for Tokyo.

Abbey Harkin regarded managed to simply make it into the ultimate, clocking 2:27.49. Harkin is the highest-ranked Aussie getting into this meet, however nonetheless sits simply seventeenth on this planet this season.

Mikayla Smith of Nunawading produced 2:27.64 because the third seeded swimmer. Smith’s effort hacked virtually a second off of her lifetime check of two:27.20.

Of notice, 2016 Rio Olympic finalist on this occasion, Taylor McKeown, sneaked into the ultimate with a prelims time of two:29.49.

The query is whether or not any of those girls can get below the QT in tonight’s ultimate.

MEN’S 200 BACK – PRELIM

  • World: 1:51.92 31/07/2009 Aaron Peirsol, USA
  • Commonwealth: 1:53.17 7/11/2015 Mitch Larkin, AUS
  • Australian: 1:53.17 7/11/2015 Mitch Larkin, SPW
  • All Comer: 1:53.72 15/12/2015 Mitch Larkin, SPW
  • OQT: 1:57.26

Sans the aforementioned Larkin, this males’s 200m backstroke is actually vast open, with any variety of swimmers able to sneaking to the highest of the rostrum. The query shall be if they’ll muster the 1:57.26 qualification time, a mark which each Tristan Hollard and Travis Mahoney have of their sights after morning swims of 1:58.79 and 1:58.82, respectively.

18-year-old Joshua Edwards-Smith can be within the combine with a sub-2:00 results of 1:59.37, whereas sixth seeded Thomas Hauck took on the 2IM/2back double and was rendered to sixth place in 2:00.69.

WOMEN’S 100 FREE – PRELIM

  • World: 51.71 23/07/2017 Sarah Sjostrom, SWE
  • Commonwealth: 52.03 10/08/2018 Cate Campbell, AUS
  • Australian: 52.03 10/08/2018 Cate Campbell, Chandler
  • All Comer: 52.06 2/07/2016 Cate Campbell, Chandler
  • OQT: 53.31

The story popping out of this morning must be 27-year-old Emma McKeon swimming a brand new private better of 52.19. Coming within the heats, no much less, McKeon was in a position to scare the Australian File held by Cate Campbell (52.06). The swim was a brand new prime mark for McKeon by precisely 0.1 seconds, and is the highest time on this planet.

Cate Campbell, for her half, posted a very relaxed-looking 52.78 this morning, taking the 2nd seed for tonight. She took the race out fairly a bit slower than McKeon did, splitting 25.30 on the primary 50m, to McKeon’s 24.95. Campbell’s season better of 52.46 is now the #2 time on this planet this 12 months.

Madison Wilson was one other swimmer to crack her lifetime finest this morning, roaring to a 53.06. The swim marked a private finest for the 27-year-old, who had only in the near past swum her earlier better of 53.40 again in April.

Teenager Meg Harris took 4th this morning with a brand new private better of 53.23, bettering her entry time of 53.87 by an enormous margin. Bronte Campbell additionally turned in a strong prelims time, swimming a 53.35 for fifth place.



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