Triples For Cameron McEvoy & Mitch Larkin As Tom Fraser-Holmes Joins Aussie Bull Run

Cameron McEvoy by Patrick B. Kraemer

“Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone”. Imagine winning an Australian short-course dash by the best past of a second. Its like lapping your rivals in a 1500m race. Its what ‘Astro Boy’ Cameron McEvoy just did at Australian short-course championships in Sydney with a 20.75sec blast that took down the national record from a time of shiny suits. And that was the softer end of stunning: WR for Cate Campbell; Commonwealth marks for Emma McKeon, Tom Fraser-Holmes and Mitch Larkin, rattling WR pace once more on his way to the backstroke triple

And that might be described as the softest of the stunners in Sydney today given the trend in world-record rattling. There was a 50.91 from Cate Campbell that took down the 100m free global standard half-way to a 200m she swam out in 2:18 as Emma Mckeon thundered him in a 1:51.66 Commonwealth record; and then there was the Commonwealth record of 3:57.91 from Tom Fraser-Holmes all but 9sec ahead of next home in the 400m medley; and after that came a Commonwealth record of 49.04 from Mitch Larkin, backstroke ace of the year, in the 100m all but 3sec ahead of next home.

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“Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone”. Imagine winning an Australian short-course dash by the best past of a second. Its like lapping your rivals in a 1500m race. Its what ‘Astro Boy’ Cameron McEvoy just did at Australian short-course championships in Sydney with a 20.75sec blast that took down the national record from a time of shiny suits. And that was the softer end of stunning: WR for Cate Campbell; Commonwealth marks for Emma McKeon, Tom Fraser-Holmes and Mitch Larkin, rattling WR pace once more on his way to the backstroke triple

And that might be described as the softest of the stunners in Sydney today given the trend in world-record rattling. There was a 50.91 from Cate Campbell that took down the 100m free global standard half-way to a 200m she swam out in 2:18 as Emma Mckeon thundered him in a 1:51.66 Commonwealth record; and then there was the Commonwealth record of 3:57.91 from Tom Fraser-Holmes all but 9sec ahead of next home in the 400m medley; and after that came a Commonwealth record of 49.04 from Mitch Larkin, backstroke ace of the year, in the 100m all but 3sec ahead of next home.

Comments

Robbos

Some very fast times. In the Olympic year, we always see fast times leading up to Olympics, so exciting!!!!

commonwombat

Certainly a number of highly positive signs from this meet.

Putting aside our “usual suspects” who delivered WR or near WR swims across the board; it was pleasing to see some who had “break-outs” in Kazan appearing to be sustaining momentum. Ashwood especially comes to mind.

Also pleasing to see some who had horror years or disappointing Kazans, such as TFH & McKeonE, starting this new season on high notes.

This certainly sets the scene for a very interesting season of State Championships and a potentially very fast Trials meet.

The issue, as always, will be who/how many will have “used up their performance quota” for the year in domestic waters …… and who/how many can/will do the business in Rio.

Personal Best

I think this ‘fast racing year round’ is a new approach to racing from many of the swimmers in Australia – I haven’t seen this, or at least remember this occurring, in a long time (Thorpe’s time).

Beyond the usual suspects who’ve continued to improve and race fast, you’ve got PBs being set almost year round by a barrage of swimmers.

There are improvements across the board.

I may be off the mark, but it certainly seems like most of the swimmers have stepped up this year and perhaps changed their training.

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