Emma McKeon Cracks Commonwealth 200 Free Mark; Cate Campbell – WR 50.91 Split

Emma McKeon's record swim was overshadowed by a WR split from Cate Campbell - images by Patrick B. Kraemer

Nearly there is a great a great place to be heading into Olympic year. The description fits Emma McKeon like a tight cap. Take today: she rattled the world record in the 200m freestyle at Australian short-course championships in Sydney with a 1:51.66 Commonwealth and national record that extended the lead at the helm of the world rankings that she established with a 1:52.49 heats swim this morning; and Cate Campbell splits 50.91 – a 100m World Record

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Nearly there is a great a great place to be heading into Olympic year. The description fits Emma McKeon like a tight cap. Take today: she rattled the world record in the 200m freestyle at Australian short-course championships in Sydney with a 1:51.66 Commonwealth and national record that extended the lead at the helm of the world rankings that she established with a 1:52.49 heats swim this morning; and Cate Campbell splits 50.91 – a 100m World Record

Comments

commonwombat

What is the status with Cate Campbell’s swim in that 200FS ? Her 100m split reads 50.91; which betters the existing 100FS WR. She certainly coasted the rest of the race.

Your thoughts ?

Personal Best

Cate Campbell swam a 50.91… ? Interesting strategy and super impressive time!

gheko

Its a new world record!

commonwombat

Unofficial at this stage, Gheko but certainly if this is ratified; the strategy was certainly a “cunning plan” of which Baldrick would have been proud !! (Those who ever watched Blackadder would get this reference).

Major plaudits to McKeonE; here’s hoping this is a sign that she’s put Kazan behind her.

Excellent swims by Wilson, Bohl and Morgan. It will be especially interesting to see how the latter’s LCM season pans out as there is a very strong possibility that he may prove a decidedly better option for the M4XMED fly leg than the tourists.

Larkin & Seebohm – usual service ! In many ways describing their performances as such IS a compliment; such has become their standards of sustained excellence of performance.

Credit also to Throssell. As regards Groves; whilst I dearly hope she can/will replicate domestic performance in international competition; her 2014 & 2015 have certainly not inspired great levels of confidence.

aswimfan

I wanna see Cate win that individual Olympics gold so bad. It would have been a major disappointment that the most talented female swimmer in a long time doesn’t have an individual Olympics gold to her name.

aswimfan

the above should read “most talented female sprinter”

Lennart van Haaften

I’d say “most talented female freestyle sprinter” in a long time. 😉

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