2021 BRITISH SWIMMING SELECTION TRIALS
The 2021 British Swimming Choice Trials proceed in London with the second morning preliminaries session within the books and Thursday’s finals session simply hours away. Throughout yesterday’s opening finals session, 5 Brits swam below the nation’s stiff qualifying requirements and moved one step nearer to punching their ticket to Tokyo. A reminder that Nice Britain hand-picks their Olympic athletes in distinction to most nations that simply require FINA’s Olympic A lower requirements.
Day Two Prelims Highlights
Each swimming below the British Olympic normal (1:00.23) within the girls’s 100 again have been Stirling teammates Kathleen Dawson (59.16) and Cassie Wild (59.88). If chosen, this might be Dawson and Wild’s first Olympic Video games. Finally month’s Manchester meet, Dawson turned the No. 2 Brit all-time on this occasion at 58.65. Wild owns a lifetime better of 59.65 from final month’s home Manchester meet, which ranks fifth all-time in British historical past. Hitting fourth this morning was World medalist Swansea’s Georgia Davies at 1:01.34, who has been below a minute quite a few instances within the occasion.
Kicking off the morning was Bathtub NC’s James Man within the males’s 200 fly, placing up an effort of 1:57.82. Additionally swimming below two minutes was Sheffield’s Jay Lelliott at 1:58.37. Man and Elliott would want to swim quicker than 1:55.45 to be able to be thought-about for the 2021 Olympics. On the 2020 Edinburgh meet, earlier than the pandemic hit, Man hit 1:56.62 within the 200 fly. He owns a lifetime better of 1:55.91 all the best way from the 2017 British Championships.
After hitting the British normal within the males’s 200 IM behind British record-breaker Duncan Scott, Loughborough’s Joe Litchfield may have the potential to qualify for one more occasion within the 100 again at this time. Litchfield swam 54.06 to seize lane 4 in tonight’s championship closing, simply off the 53.85 minimal time for Tokyo. Loughborough teammate and pre-selected Olympian Luke Greenbank positioned second at 54.36, simply forward of Bathtub NC’s Brodie Williams (54.42) and Loughborough training-mate Elliot Clogg (54.48).
Placing up a swift 2:23.91 AM effort within the girls’s 200 breast was 2016 Olympian Molly Renshaw, who tied the nationwide file of two:22.08 at February’s Manchester Worldwide meet. Inserting second was Abbie Wooden (2:24.03) whereas Jocelyn Ulyett (2:26.11) rounded out the highest three. All three swimmers prepare at Loughborough. Ulyett additionally co-holds the nationwide file of two:22.08 from her efficiency on the 2017 British Championships. The Olympic qualifying normal is ready at 2:23.37, which solely 4 Brits have ever swum quicker than in historical past together with the Loughborough trio and Chloe Tutton (2:22.34).
Tonight’s finals will start at 7pm native time/11am Pacific/1pm Central/2pm Japanese, kicking off with the quickest heats of the ladies’s and males’s 800 free timed finals.