July 17, 2024

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Summary of the live broadcast of the fourth day

Summary of the live broadcast of the fourth day

2024 Australian Olympic Trials

Day four of the 2024 Australian Olympic Swimming Trials will see a world record holder take part Kylie McKeown Racing in the 200 backstroke and the star Kyle Chalmers In the men’s 100 meter free as the highlight of the event.

Today has five Olympic events and four Paralympic events in the books:

  • Women’s 200 backstroke (Olympics)
  • Men’s 200m nautical (Olympic)
  • Men’s 100 meter freestyle (Olympic)
  • Women’s 200 fly (Olympic)
  • Women’s 800 Freestyle (Olympic)
  • Women’s 100 breaststroke (Special Olympics)
  • Men’s 100 Breaststroke (Special Olympics)
  • Women’s 100 meter freestyle (Special Olympics)
  • Men’s 100 meter freestyle (Special Olympics)

While McKeown is expected to feature primarily in the 200m backstroke, Chalmers will be hoping to attract some of his younger teammates, including the second seed. Flynn SouthamWith him to Paris. They are the only two (Aussies) ranked under 48 seconds in the race, and they will need to find more (maybe Max Giuliani or Kay Taylor?) to join them if they want to climb stairs in the Olympics.

Cam McEvoy He retained the seed after winning the 50 freestyle and qualifying for his fourth Olympics on Wednesday.

One of the most underrated races at this meet is the 200 fly. led by Elizabeth Dekkerswho set the all-comers record in Australia earlier this year, have three swimmers (Abby Connor And Brianna Throssell) who are rated under 2:07, and a whole group of teenagers looking for outstanding swimming.

Women’s 200 backstroke – preliminary

  • World record – 2:03.14, Kylie McKeown (Australia), 2023
  • Australian record – 2:03.14, Kylie McKeown (Australia), 2023
  • Surround Record – 2:03.14, Kylie McKeown (Australia), 2023
  • Commonwealth record – 2:03.14, Kylie McKeown (Australia), 2023
  • All Comers Record – 2:03.14, Kylie McKeown (Australia), 2023
  • Swimming Australia (OQT) – 2:09.74

Top 8:

  1. Kylie McKeown – 2:08.83
  2. Hannah Fredericks – 2:10.19
  3. Iona Anderson – 2:10.54
  4. Emily Seebohm – 2:11.00
  5. Jacqueline Barkley – 2:11.05
  6. Mina Atherton – 2:13.34
  7. Olivia Leveaux – 2:14.55
  8. Abby Webb – 2:14.85

World record holder Kylie McKeown He qualified for the highest qualifying time in the 200 meter backstroke with a time of 2:08.83 seconds, slightly ahead of Hannah Fredericks (2:10.19). McKeown, 22, holds the world record of 2:03.14 from last year, while Fredericks, 21, ran a faster 2:08.92 in April.

Iona Anderson She dropped nearly a second off her previous best of 2:11.40 en route to the No. 3 seed with a time of 2:10.54. The 18-year-old won silver medals in both the 50 backstroke (27.45) and 100 backstroke (59.12) at the 2024 World Championships in February.

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Eight months after giving birth, she is 31 years old Emily Seebohm Fourth place qualifies for tonight’s 200 backstroke final with a time of 2:11.00. The four-time Olympian has an all-time best of 2:05.68 from the 2017 World Championships.

At 17 years old – the youngest swimmer in tonight’s final – Jacqueline Barclay He could also be an Olympic contender after qualifying fifth in the heats with a time of 2:11.05. She ran a personal best of 2:07.03 to secure a silver medal at the 2024 World Championships in February, well short of Australia’s Olympic qualifying time of 2:09.74.

Men’s 200m nautical – preliminary heats

  • World record – 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte (USA), 2011
  • Australian record – 1:55.72, Mitch Larkin (Australia), 2019
  • Ocean record – 1:55.72, Mitch Larkin (AUS), 2019
  • Commonwealth record – 1:55.28, Duncan Scott (GBR), 2021
  • All-Comers Record – 1:54.98, Michael Phelps (USA), 2007
  • Australian Swimming (OQT) – 1:57.23

Top 8:

  1. William Petrick – 1:59.23
  2. Si Beom Lee – 2:00.95
  3. David Schlicht – 2:01.31
  4. Brendon Smith – 2:01.82
  5. Joshua Kerr – 2:02.46
  6. Billy Lilo – 2:02.57
  7. Joshua Staples – 2:02.61
  8. Gabriel Gorgas – 2:03.05

William Petrick He will be aiming for his first Olympic berth in the 200m after leading the heats by more than a second with a time of 1:59.23. The 19-year-old owns a best time of 1:58.05 at the Sydney Open last month, within one second of Australia’s Olympic cut (1:57.23). If he doesn’t reach the target tonight, Petric will have another chance in the 400m on Saturday, where his personal best is just under the Australian Olympic qualifying time.

Si Bum Lee He qualified second with a time of 2:00.95, nearly a second off the 22-year-old’s best time of 1:59.37 from the 2022 World Championships. Arizona State is outstanding David Schlicht He was behind with a time of 2:01.31, just a few tenths off the 24-year-old’s personal best of 2:00.96 from 2022.

Keep an eye on Brendon Smith In the final tonight. The 23-year-old qualified fourth with a time of 2:01.82, but was faster than the 1:58.57 at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Men’s 100 meter freestyle race – preliminary

  • World record – 46.80, Pan Zhanli (China), 2024
  • Australian record – 47.04, Cam McEvoy (Australia), 2016
  • Ocean Record – 47.04, Cam McEvoy (Australia), 2016
  • Commonwealth record – 47.04, Cam McEvoy (AUS), 2016
  • All-Comers Record – 47.04, Cam McEvoy (Australia), 2016
  • Swimming Australia OQT – 48.06

Top 8:

  1. Kyle Chalmers – 48.39
  2. William Yang – 48.50
  3. Flynn Southam – 48.64
  4. Jimmy Jack – 48.69
  5. Zach Incerty – 48.78
  6. Kay Taylor – 48.81
  7. Jack Cartwright – 48.83
  8. Max Giuliani – 48.90
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Rio 2016 Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers He completed the 100 free in a time of 48.39, within one second of his season best of 47.63 since April which ranks fifth in the world this season.

William Yang He reached the wall just a tenth of a second ahead of Chalmers in 48.50, not far off his season best of 48.20 which ranks 28th in the world this season. He is within striking distance of Australia’s Olympic qualifying time in the event (48.06).

Flynn Southam (48.64) Definitely the past Jimmy Jack (48.69) to take third place in tonight’s final. Southam, 19, was sub-48 seconds ahead (47.77) at last year’s Australian Trials, while 21-year-old Jack shaved 0.07 seconds off his previous best of 48.76 from April.

Zach Ancerti (48.78), Kay Taylor (48.81), Jack Cartwright (48.83) and Max Giuliani (48.90) rounded out the top eight qualifiers. Cody Simpson He did not reach the final with a time of 49.04 in the preliminary heats, as he took less than 49 seconds this morning to finish among the eight fastest swimmers.

Australian record holder Cam McEvoy He has been dropped from the 100 free after previously hinting he might be given a shot at the 4×100 free relay this summer.

Women’s 200 fly – preliminary heats

  • World record – 2:01.81, Liu Zhijie (China), 2009
  • Australian record – 2:03.41, Jessica Schipper (Australia), 2009
  • Ocean record – 2:03.41, Jessica Schipper (Australia), 2009
  • Commonwealth record – 2:03.41, Jessica Schipper (Australia), 2009
  • All Comers Record: 2:05.20 — Elizabeth Dekkers (Australia), 2024
  • Swimming Australia (OQT) – 2:07.72

Top 8:

  1. Abby Connor – 2:06.43
  2. Elizabeth Dekkers – 2:07.71
  3. Bella Grant – 2:07.98
  4. Brittany Castelluzzo – 2:10.19
  5. Eloise Dolan – 2:11.87
  6. Jessica Cole – 2:12.37
  7. Poppy Stephen – 2:12.49
  8. Rafaela Cubello – 2:12.79

Abby Connor He had a perfect swim in the 200 fly with a personal best of 2:06.43 to clinch the top seed ahead of record holder All Comers. Elizabeth Dekkers (2:07.71).

Connor, 19, has fallen just over a tenth to her previous best of 2:06.59 since March. Dekkers, 20, holds the all-comers record with a time of 2:05.20 from April.

Conor is now ranked fifth in the world this season Zhang Yufei (2:05.57), Dekkers (2:05.20), Regan Smith (2:04.80), and McIntosh Summer (2:04.33).

Bella Grant She also recorded a huge preliminary swim with the third-fastest time in the prelims at 2:07.98, knocking nearly half a second off her previous best of 2:08.42 from April. The 19-year-old is now just a few tenths off the Australian Olympic qualifying mark of 2:07.72.

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There is plenty of Australian talent thriving at the event as Conor and Grant will be joined by four other teenagers in tonight’s final: 17-year-old Eloise Dolan (2:11.87), 17 years old Jessica Cole (2:12.37), 18 years old Poppy Steven (2:12.49), and he is 16 years old Rafaela Cubello (2:12.79). Cubello, the smallest of the group, dropped a few hundredths off her previous best of 2:12.81 from April to qualify eighth in the heats.

Women’s 800m Free – Heats (slower heats)

  • World record – 8:04.79, Katie Ledecky (USA), 2016
  • Australian record – 8:13.59, Ariarne Titmus (Australia), 2023
  • Ocean record – 8:13.59, Ariarne Titmus (Australia), 2023
  • Commonwealth record – 8:13.59, Ariarne Titmus (AUS), 2023
  • All-Comers Record – 8:11.35, Katie Ledecky (USA), 2014
  • Swimming Australia OQT – 8:22.20

Top 8:

  1. Taryn Roberts – 8:50.41
  2. Sienna Durlo – 8:58.27
  3. Jacinta Essam – 8:58.44
  4. Mackenzie Hunter – 8:59.82
  5. Keralee Shepherd – 9:02.53
  6. Chelsea Jones – 9:02.66
  7. Dominic Melbourne – 9:03.73
  8. Rebecca Rimoldi – 9:07.87

None of the swimmers in the slower heats of the women’s 800m freestyle came particularly close to Australia’s Olympic qualifying time of 8:22.20. Quartet Taryn Roberts (8:50.41), Sienna Durlo (8:58.27), Jacinta Essam (8:58.44), and Mackenzie Hunter (8:59.82) They were the only ones under the nine-minute mark. Australian record holder Ariarne Titmus And Laney Pallister He is expected to lead the way tonight.

Paralympic highlights:

In the women’s 100 breaststroke, Keira Stevens She led the way with a time of 1:16.94, worth 785 points. The 21-year-old SB9 swimmer won bronze in the event at the Tokyo Paralympics a few years ago.

Chest saw 100 for men Jake Michel He qualified first by a wide margin with a time of 1:04.75, nearly a tenth of his classified time (1:04.62). The Sharjah Biennial 14 swimmer won a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics a few years ago.

Alexa Leery She led the women’s 100 freestyle in a time of 1:00.38, about one second off her seeded time of 59.37. The 22-year-old S9 swimmer won the 2023 world title in the event last year in Manchester.

Rowan Crothers He excelled in the men’s 100-meter freestyle, obtaining the highest number of points with a time of 52.29. The two-time Paralympic champion took silver in the 100m freestyle S10 in Tokyo with a time of 51.37 seconds.