Brianna Throssell Thrills With 2:06.60 World Ranks Topper Of A 200 ‘Fly Breaker

Brianna Throssell, by Patrick B. Kraemer

Brianna Throssell, one of the rising talents of Australian Swimming with six medals at Youth Olympics to her credit last year, gave a hint of the 200m butterfly speed she is developing with a 2:06.60 time trial beyond the main events at the South Australia State Championships in Adelaide

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Brianna Throssell, one of the rising talents of Australian Swimming with six medals at Youth Olympics to her credit last year, gave a hint of the 200m butterfly speed she is developing with a 2:06.60 time trial beyond the main events at the South Australia State Championships in Adelaide

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for33

Like Remy Fairweather in the long distance freestyle, Ms. Throssell has been qualifying into the 200m butterfly finals of the Australian nationals for quite a long time: she’s been in the finals with Jessicah Schipper, Stephanie Rice, and Samantha Hamill. Let’s hope that she can make it to the big stage internationally. 200m butterfly women is a race where little progress has been made in the last few years: the race times are really far from the world record (established at the time of the special suits). The swimmers are more or less the same: Belmonte Garcia and Hosszu are getting a par with the chinese swimmers. I hope Ms. Throssell and Madeline Groves can contribute to the progress too.

commonwombat

Tend to agree, For. She has been around national finals for a few years. This IS a pleasing step forward but let’s see whether this is an aberration (as Groves times from early last season proved to be) or whether this progress is sustained.

This event IS a clear gap in the AUS women’s program since Schipper’s shoulder said “no mas”. Rice was intl class but rarely raced it, largely due to her program AND shoulder issues. There was hope that Gandy’s transfer may be a short term fix but something’s gone wrong …… she pulled out of Pan Pacs and hasn’t been sighted so far this season.

Viva la Bang

Brianna also went a 1.58.10sec in the 200m free, And 16 yr old Kyle Chalmers 49.40 100 free.

commonwombat

This weekend’s NSW titles are the final major hit-out prior to Nationals. Neither Throssell nor Chalmers appear on the entry lists but most of the top Queenslanders (Campbells notable absentees)are entered along a number from NZ & Japan.

petriasfan

Will be interesting to see what Groves will fire back with? Will she try and swim a 2:07? Let’s hope these girls (Throssell and Groves) can push each other to new heights like O’Neill and Thomas did.

petriasfan

I think it is also worth noting some other impressive swims from Throssell at the 2015 Western Australian LC Championships, and forgive me if I’m wrong, went unmentioned in earlier articles/posts:
50m free: 25.49
100m free: 55.00
200m free: 1:57.82
50m fly: 26.48
100m fly: 58.95
200m fly: 2:08.94

commonwombat

A potential note of concern is the news that Belinda Hocking is out of action for the foreseeable future following a series of accidents (burns to her hands & car accident). One wishes her all the best regardless of any return to competition.

http://m.heraldsun.com.au/sport/more-sports/belinda-hocking-in-doubt-for-2016-rio-olympics-after-crazy-three-month-period-of-bad-luck/story-fnibbyyv-1227237719079

How does this play out ? Both Hocking and Nay had been “locks” on both 200bk spots for 5-6 years until Nay was ruled out of CommGames last year. Nothing has been seen of Nay so far this season so it’s essentially double vacancy.

Seebohm has traditionally favoured the 100 but Nay’s absence in 2014 saw her given intl exposure over 200. Her 1sec drop in PB saw her at no2 internationally for the year; whilst creditable it had to be seen as a “non-vintage” year for this event and she would need to drop at least another second to be around the medals at 2015 Worlds.

Hocking has also been a consistent 59mid 100 swimmer, and championship finalist, which has allowed Seebohm to be rested from medley relay heats. Nay broke the minute for the first time at 2014 Nats but is a question mark.

Madi Wilson has getting increasingly closer to breaking the minute over the past 12 months and it would not surprise to see her do so at either this weekend’s NSW titles or Nationals. Another sub minute 100 bk certainly won’t go astray. Over 200, she is a little further away at 2.09.

Verram

I think it’s great that the younger girls now get an opportunity to show what they got in both 200 fly and 200 back… I give the edge to Madi Wilson to join Seebohm in both distances … I guess breastrike also needs a further injection of depth like how it was in the 90s

Viva la Bang

Great swims by Jess Ashwood 8.21.33 800m free, 53.72 100m Emma McKeon.
http://www.swimvortex.com/james-guy-pops-another-345-to-take-nsw-triumph-a-hand-ahead-of-david-mckeon/

Craig Lord

pf: … I see the meet you’re talking about but hytech simply didn’t work so the results were invisible. We have them now and they’ll go in the ranks soon.

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