Return To Speed: 53.2 For Cate Campbell, Bronte With Her; 48.8 For James Magnussen

Cate and Bronte Campbell - by Patrick B. Kraemer

In the opening session of finals at Victoria State titles in Australia, World 100m free champion Cate Campbell, pressed all the way by sister Bronte, took off where she left off before shoulder surgery last year: in the fast lane. Two lap final: Campbell the Elder – 53.20; Campbell the Younger, 53.32. And then there was a 48.82 return to 100m racing from another Aussie world champion back in the hunt, James Magnussen

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In the opening session of finals at Victoria State titles in Australia, World 100m free champion Cate Campbell, pressed all the way by sister Bronte, took off where she left off before shoulder surgery last year: in the fast lane. Two lap final: Campbell the Elder – 53.20; Campbell the Younger, 53.32. And then there was a 48.82 return to 100m racing from another Aussie world champion back in the hunt, James Magnussen

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felixdangerpants

Magnussen did sneak out a 48.70 in early December

Torchbearer

Wow… C Campbell is amazing, what a time first hit out after surgery!

Craig Lord

quite so… first of 2015 it is, thanks Felix

commonwombat

C1’s time is an extremely pleasant surprise ….. and a nasty warning shot to those hoping she may struggle in her recovery. The other key point is C2’s time which strongly hints that her 2014 was no aberration and she’s likely to consolidate into a key contender.

Verram

I do hope both Campbell sisters push each other to mid 52s by Rio

aswimfan

Verram,

C1 has been 52low. I think you meant C2 to mid 52s.
Or C1 to break WR and C2 to mid 52s.

for33

Interesting Ashley Delaney swimming 100 m free, and ending ahead of D’Orsogna.

Verram

The goal now for the Aussie men is to find depth for that 4×100 free relay… One year out from Rio and spots 3 and 4 are still pretty much up in the air!!

Bill Bell

Think you mean 2K15 Worlds and not “1025.” But when you’re on a tight deadline fingers have a way of slipping over incorrect keys.

As for the Campbells, 52 won’t cut it @ Rio for the gold as BOTH Simone Manuel and Abbey Weitzel will be in the low 51 range — and that’s just in the prelims!

felixdangerpants

Ok Bill, as for Delaney he frequently swims the 100fs in pretty decent times. As for Bronte I don’t know anyone he thinks her 2014 was anything out of the ordinary, more a question of when will she beat her sister.

Bill Bell

I thought Delaney finally hung it up last year before Commonwealth/Pan-Pac Trials.
— citing myriad injuries, etc.

Yet anothervcomebackmtry?

Well mas power to,him. If he gets healthy he could possibly make 4x 400 free relay.

Cate C. Going 53.2,here pretty incredible. If her shoulder holds upSteffan’s wrs in 50-100 frees may be goners by time Kazan rolls around if not before – – say @ AUS WCTs in April?

But w/two years of college under her belt by time of U.S. Trials in summer of ’16 Simone Manuel’s gonna turn more than a few heads in Omaha and then Rio.

Oh wait! Isn’t the IOC moving the Games to, Boston because of all of Rio’s “issues”?

Personal Best

I think that might be Bronte Campbell’s fastest or one of her fastest in training times.
Very impressive from the both of them.

Elmslie and Wright also did very well considering the meet.

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