Cate The Comet Campbell delivers 3:30.05WR Gold, 51.00 Split Leaving All Green With Envy

At one with water - Cate Campbell - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast: Day 1 Finals – women’s 4x100m freestyle – Just as they did four years ago in Glasgow, Australia’s sizzling sprint force, including two sisters and a third members of one club alone, brought the first day of action at the Commonwealth Games to a world-record climax at the Gold Coast Aquatics Centre this evening: 3:30.05 – a scorching 51.00 historic split from Cate The Comet Campbell at the tail end of a fast-travelling school. That’s one way to leave the pain of the past behind. A flying start but … still worth noting: faster than Mike Wenden’s 1968 Olympic gold; faster than Mark Spitz ever went, including his 51.22 Much 1972 blast; faster than the first WR, 51.12, of Jim Montgomery, the man who would go on to go down as the 49.99 hero of Montreal 1976

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Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast: Day 1 Finals – women’s 4x100m freestyle – Just as they did four years ago in Glasgow, Australia’s sizzling sprint force, including two sisters and a third members of one club alone, brought the first day of action at the Commonwealth Games to a world-record climax at the Gold Coast Aquatics Centre this evening: 3:30.05 – a scorching 51.00 historic split from Cate The Comet Campbell at the tail end of a fast-travelling school. That’s one way to leave the pain of the past behind. A flying start but … still worth noting: faster than Mike Wenden’s 1968 Olympic gold; faster than Mark Spitz ever went, including his 51.22 Much 1972 blast; faster than the first WR, 51.12, of Jim Montgomery, the man who would go on to go down as the 49.99 hero of Montreal 1976

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