Australia Win Topped By Emily Seebohm’s Historic 58 & Almost Inseparable Campbells

Emily Seebohm, by Patrick B. Kraemer

BHP Super Series, Perth, Day 2 – AUS Vs CHN Vs JPN Vs USA: Emily Seebohm under 59sec in 100 back; Campbells almost inseparable on 53.13 and 53.14 in 100 free; Australia win the meet with 12 victories and 34 medals in all ahead of Japan and the United States, China trailing

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BHP Super Series, Perth, Day 2 – AUS Vs CHN Vs JPN Vs USA: Emily Seebohm under 59sec in 100 back; Campbells almost inseparable on 53.13 and 53.14 in 100 free; Australia win the meet with 12 victories and 34 medals in all ahead of Japan and the United States, China trailing

Comments

Mini bus

Japan & Aus should really think about a university series if they are any hope of dethroning the USA . Or will SAL keep thinking inside the box.

commonwombat

Mini bus; think again. There is NO collegiate swimming in AUS and no inter-collegiate/university competition and no “sports scholarships” as the US would recognise. Certain top level athletes DO sometimes reach understandings re length of their courses with their respective university. University sport in AUS is more at club level rather than as an official part of the universities and there is little/no funding from the universities.

for33

Very interesting meet. Madison Wilson and Jake Packard should be able to drop under a minute in their respective races. Perhaps Australia should send their upcoming male and female breaststroke swimmers to spend some learning/training time in Japan. I would suggest the same with the male butterfly sprinters, but Japan doesn’t seem to have better luck than Australia in 50/100m butterfly races. I confess having difficulty understanding why both Australia and Japan teams almost always end up behind the US in the relay races.

aswimfan

For33,

Australia will always finish behind USA in the m4x100medley in the next few years if it cannot find sub53 backstroker and 51low flyer.

Also, Adrian always overperform in relays while Magnussen is the opposite, underperformed in relays.

commonwombat

Wilson has been threatening to break the minute for the past 12 months and this was her closest. It would certainly not surprise to see her break the barrier at Trials if not before if she swims at NSW titles. Another 59sec WI00bk is always welcome as a an option to rest Seebohm for medley relay heats. Less sure that Packard is at that point although it is pleasing that he is at least putting together consistent 1.00s.

AUS women’s relays all currently look sound medal prospects at worst but this can’t be said for any of their male counterparts. Both Magnussen AND McEvoy are erratic relay performers; the rest of the 100 contenders are more 49men than consistent 48 swimmers. The 4×200 looks OK on paper but hasn’t translated that in the water for over half a decade.

Re 4xMED; whilst Larkin shows signs of keeping the BK leg competitive they are hoping and praying Sprenger can return to somewhere near his pre-injury times to save their hides on BRS. Even if that plays out, one suspects it will all be for naught because the likes of D’Orsogna & Hadler ain’t ever gunna mix it with the real quality ….. ditto Wright. If AUS “bats 1 from 3” in terms of medals in either Kazan or Rio male relays, realistically that would be a positive surprise.

Dave

Slooooow meet.

Bad Anon

Great time by Seebohm. i wonder if she can go faster than 58.23let alone 58.12

felixdangerpants

No need to fast in January Dave…..many Aussies swam their fastest times of the year at this meet last year, they should’ve learned their lessons

Personal Best

Not that slow a meet.
There are some times that rank in the top 10 from last year; that’s fast enough for a meet leading up to the Aussie champs.

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