Pieces Of Eight: The Gold Coast Champions Who Made An Impact On The All-Time Top 10

All-time top 10 impacts - clockwise from top left: Aussie W4x100 free WR setters Shayna Jack, Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell; Ben Proud; Alys Thomas; Bronte Campbell, then middle inset Taylor Ruck, left, and Ariarne Titmus

Analysis: The Gold Coast score after six days of racing at the Commonwealth Games was Australia 4, GBR 2, and one each for CAN and RSA. That’s the count of what might be viewed as a clear shot at gold in global waters in this last year without global long-course challenge before Tokyo2020. Extending the count to the all-time rankings lists, we find six swimmers in solo events and two swimmers in relays making up the eight swimmers who joined the club of the Top 10 swiftest in history. Who were they, in which events… and what does it all mean?

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Analysis: The Gold Coast score after six days of racing at the Commonwealth Games was Australia 4, GBR 2, and one each for CAN and RSA. That’s the count of what might be viewed as a clear shot at gold in global waters in this last year without global long-course challenge before Tokyo2020. Extending the count to the all-time rankings lists, we find six swimmers in solo events and two swimmers in relays making up the eight swimmers who joined the club of the Top 10 swiftest in history. Who were they, in which events… and what does it all mean?

Comments

zephyrSYM

The last two sentences say it all. Yes Aus had some good results this week but how this will pan out on a global basis is left open to question. GBR competed in many parts, SA & CAN had some impressive individuals more so in stroke and distance. AUS continues its course of sprint direction rather than looking at stroke and distance. Ultimately only goes so far.
Will be interesting to see the outcomes of the new selection policy and then the Pan Pac results to see how the team is placed.

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