Kaylee McKeown Clocks Slick 2:05.55 In Spectacular 200m Backstroke Preliminaries At Sydney Open


Sunshine Coast swim star Kaylee McKeown has produced the swim of evening – clocking the second quickest time on the planet this 12 months in a surprising 200m backstroke preliminary on the opening evening of heats on the Sydney Open and Uni Nationals Meet in Sydney.

The 19-year-old from USC Spartans set a NSW All-Comers document of two:05.55 – simply outdoors her personal world ranked primary time of two:05.51 swum on the South Australian State Championships in Adelaide in January and sooner than Italy’s Margherita Panziera’s, 2:05.56 set on the current Italian Nationals.

McKeown was out in 29.47; 1:01.43 and again in 1:04,12 – spectacular swimming only a month out from the Australian Olympic Trials in Adelaide – a time simply 1.06secs outdoors her personal Nationwide document of two:04.49 set final November in Brisbane.

The Chris Mooney-coached McKeown might be again within the water at 9am tomorrow for one more morning hit out, following final month’s Australian Championships on the Gold Coast, which additionally featured morning finals – a key part in Australia’s technique for Tokyo.

Chelsea Hodges action

MAKING A SPLASH: Chelsea Hodges going from power to power. Picture Courtesy: Delly Carr (Swimming Australia).

In the meantime Southport Queensland’s Tokyo Olympic hopeful Chelsea Hodges was additionally in spectacular kind, clocking a private finest time of 1:06.76 within the 100m breaststroke heats.

The 19-year-old not too long ago topped Nationwide champion press her claims even additional in tomorrow morning’s ultimate.

Jessica Hansen (Cruz) 1:07.40 and Jenna Strauch (Bond Swim Membership) 1:07.67 may also be within the combine within the first of three morning finals classes at this meet, to reflect the Tokyo program on the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

In the meantime Australia’s crimson scorching girls’s sprinters let free with former world document holder Cate Campbell (Knox Pymble, NSW) is the quickest qualifier for the ladies’s 100m freestyle ultimate, clocking 53.15, forward of Madi Wilson (Marion, SA) 53.51 to  her warmth whereas Nationwide champion Emma McKeon (Griffith College) cut up the pair, successful her warmth with a formidable backend second 50m in 53.33.

And Rio Olympic relay bronze medallist James Roberts (Somerset) 49.64 out-touched Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers (Marion, SA) 49.90 to take the primary warmth of the boys’s 100m freestyle whereas WA’s Zac Incerti (UWA West Coast) backing up after his 400m freestyle qualifier received his warmth in 49.71, with New Zealand’s Michael Pickett successful his warmth in 49.77.

In different highlights:

MEN’S 400M FREESTYLE: Within the absence of Olympic champion Mack Horton and Elijah Winnington, it was Rio Olympian Jack McLoughlin (QUT) who topped the qualifiers in 3:51.45 with Zac Incerti (UWA West Coast) spectacular in his warmth in 3:51.57 with Nunawading’s Brendon Smith third quickest in 3:52.60.

WOMEN’S 50m BUTTERFLY: 4-time Rio medallist Emma McKeon (Griffith College) broke her personal 2019 Uni Sport document, clocking 26.21 in a snug warmth win with Mia O’Leary (UQ) the second quickest qualifier in 26.90, forward of Alexandria Perkins (Australian Catholic College) 26.94 and the;

MEN’S 200M BUTTERFLY: Simply over half-a-second separates the highest three qualifiers right here with warmth winners Nic Brown (UWA West Coast) 1:59.33 and Nunawading pair, Nationwide champions Bowen Gough (1:59.89) and Matthew Temple (1:59.93) scorching on his heals.


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