M100 Back Semis: Mitch Larkin Sets Sights On Crown: Oceania Record, Lane 4 Ticket

Mitchell Larkin - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Matt Grevers, defending champion, and Liam Tancock would be the only two from the first semi to make it; At the helm of the second eight was a man in fiery form – Mitch Larkin (AUS), a 52.38 Oeania record in the bag for the world short-course champion

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Matt Grevers, defending champion, and Liam Tancock would be the only two from the first semi to make it; At the helm of the second eight was a man in fiery form – Mitch Larkin (AUS), a 52.38 Oeania record in the bag for the world short-course champion

Comments

for33

Fantastic performance from Mitch Larkin. And I’m extremely happy for Liam Tancock. Larkin, Tancock, and Irie as the top three in the final would be awesome!

Wez

@for33 I couldn’t agree more. Stunning swim for Liam Tancock, he seems to have slipped under the radar for the last little while. He is really getting some superb form and i wouldnt be surprised if he was top of the pile for the 4×1 selection.

Personal Best

He’s been threatening for a while, so it’s nice to see some solid backed up performances.

Most exciting for the relay though… it’s been a while since Australia had a consistent performer in this event (Matt Welsh… back in 2000/2001… no offence to those in the years since).

aswimfan

Commonwombat will really enjoy this, but Australia’s medal chances in 4×100 medley now depends largely on which version of D’orsogna that will turn up?
The usual tourist version or the London free relay version?

Larkin (52.3) – Packard (59.4) – D’orsogna (????) – McEvoy (47.6)

At this point, I still fancy GBR to have a slight upper hand on gold with USA right next.

Verram

I think butterfly will be the liability for the men’s medley relay… Chalmers should swim at least the medley relay heats with his 47.9 from the 4×100 free heats

aswimfan

Verram,

I agree. Enough with Dorsogna and Delaney swimming free relay nonsense. Chalmers should swim medley relay prelims as well as mixed free relay prelims and final.

Verram

I am surprised that Australia did not enter the mixed medley relay at all… but with regards to the mixed freestyle relay, we should go with our four best freestyle sprinters… swim the sisters first and then have the two boys do the chasing in the end…

Verram

and by boys I meant Chalmers and then McEvoy to anchor…..

Mark Brown

I very much doubt D’Orsogna will swim the ‘fly leg for Australia, unless he turns his form around from tht heat swim. Hadler comes in to the meet as the fastest Aus ‘flyer at 51.66 – so I’d back him to race in the medley relay.

commonwombat

Mark, Hadler’s international track record makes D’Orsogna’s look positively stellar. He’s been in the team for 5 years; yet to make semis at Worlds or Olympics. Sorry but zero confidence in either to perform adequately.

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