Madeline Groves Past The Time Susie O’Neill Surpassed Mary T Meagher’s Masterpiece

Madeline Groves, courtesy of Swimming Australia

For a second straight year Madeline Groves claimed the 200m butterfly at Aussie nationals but what a difference a year makes: then, 2:06.95, now 2:05.41, for global rank No 1 in a time that took down a Susie O’Neill milestone and one of two tickets to the World Championships in August. The other went to another 19-year-old, Brianna Throssell; and then Emily Seebohm scorched a 27.47 Commonwealth record in the 50m backstroke

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For a second straight year Madeline Groves claimed the 200m butterfly at Aussie nationals but what a difference a year makes: then, 2:06.95, now 2:05.41, for global rank No 1 in a time that took down a Susie O’Neill milestone and one of two tickets to the World Championships in August. The other went to another 19-year-old, Brianna Throssell; and then Emily Seebohm scorched a 27.47 Commonwealth record in the 50m backstroke

Comments

Danjohnrob

As a swimming fan, I really appreciate the way Australia celebrates the success of swimmers that take on grueling events like the 1500 free and 200 fly as much as those who can sprint quickly.

Aust_coach

Matt Brown coaches Seebohm in Brisbane.

Craig Lord

Yes, Aust-coach 🙂 Brisbane is very close to Perth when you’re covering simultaneous events in AUS, BRA, JPN, FRA, NED etc etc 🙂

Daniel

Groves vs Belmonte. This battle is going to be very exciting both in World Championships and Olympic Games. They will be very close to 2:04:00/2:03 this summer. Looking forward to it

commonwombat

The issue for Groves will be replicating domestic swims in international competition; which she failed to do last year. One hopes she can as this PB certainly does place her much closer to ‘the money’.

CT

What a performance from Maddie Groves. A ticket to the worlds and taking down Susie O’Neil’s all comers record, which was a world record back in 2000. Congrats to worlds team mate Brianna Throssell.

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