McKeon Now Wears 200 Free World Rankings Crown – 1:55.56


Capping off a stellar meet right here in New South Wales, 26-year-old Olympian Emma McKeon fired off the #1 time on the earth within the ladies’s 200m freestyle.

After establishing herself because the 2nd-seeded swimmer behind Madi Wilson durig final night time’s heats (1:59.23 to Wilson’s 1:58.77) Griffith’s McKeon unleashed an excellent fast time of 1:55.56 to beat Wilson by over a second on this morning’s remaining.

Opening in 55.95 and bringing it residence in 59.61, McKeon’s 1:55.56 consequence tonight overtakes the earlier season-leader on the earth rankings, Yang Junxuan of China. Yang held an excellent fast 1:55.65 from January, however McKeon slid below that mark by .09 to put on the crown.

McKeon owns a lifetime better of 1:54.55 on this 2free occasion, a time she cracked on the 2019 World Championships Trials earlier than dropping the occasion in Gwangju. Her time this morning checks-in because the eighth quickest time of this versatile Aussie’s profession.

For her half, though Wilson settled for silver this morning, her speedy results of 1:56.85 ties the 2nd quickest time of the 26-year-old Marion swimmer’s profession. Wilson has been as quick as 1:56.60 at this identical meet final 12 months, however nonetheless now turns into the sixth quickest swimmer on the earth this season.

One other swimmer who tied the 2nd greatest time of her profession in an occasion was 19-year-old Kaylee McKeown on this morning’s 200m IM area. The USC Spartan led the ladies’s heats final night time in a cool 2:14.85 earlier than digging deep to give you a mighty 2:09.94 to climb atop the rostrum.

Splitting 28.54/32.95/37.47/30.98, McKeown’s effort sits 2nd solely to her PB of two:08.23 from final December’s Queensland Championships. That ranks the teenager because the #1 swimmer on the earth this season.

Further Winners:

  • Hunter’s Meg Bailey obtained her hand on the wall first within the ladies’s 200m fly, posting 2:10.39 for the gold.
  • The boys’s 100m fly noticed Edward Marks get it finished for gold in 52.90, the one sub-53 second time of the sector. Olympian David Morgan was within the combine because the bronze medalist in 53.13, whereas backstroking ace Mitch Larkin posted 53.61 to rank fifth within the morning remaining.
  • Georgia Bohl topped the ladies’s 50m breast area in 31.05 whereas Daniel Cave cruised to the 200m breast win in 2:15.61. Of be aware, the World Championships silver medalist on this occasion, Matt Wilson, raced final night time within the heats, gathering the highest seed in 2:11.76 earlier than opting out of this morning’s remaining.
  • Jack Cartwright proved the quickest 50m freestyler, with the 22-year-old St. Peters Western athlete checking in at 22.33 whereas Cameron McEvoy and New Zealand’s Michael Pickett completed in 22.69 and 22.82 for silver and bronze, respectively.
  • 19-year-old Se-Bom Lee topped the lads’s 400m IM area in 4:23.83.
  • Madi Wilson claimed gold within the 50m again in a time of 28.09, beating out Rockingham’s Holly Barratt by simply .01 this morning.
  • Mitch Larkin was this morning’s 100m again winner in 54.14.

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