Australian Dolphins Jake Michel and Lani Pallister have closed the Australian Short Course Championships in style, with a World and Australian Record respectively on the final night of competition at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic.
Michel’s reputation as one of the premier male breaststrokers with a disability in the world was further enhanced with a dominant display in the Men’s 100m Multi-Class Final to touch first in a time of 1:02.79, shaving more than a second off the previous SB14 World Record.
For Pallister, it was the perfect finish to a clinical week at the Sydney Sprints, as she smashed the previous Australian Record in the Women’s 800m Freestyle by almost 3 seconds to claim Gold in 8:07.37, remarkably more than 25 seconds ahead of her closest competition.
Other highlights from the final night of competition at the Sydney Sprints included:
- Kyle Chalmers securing the Freestyle treble with victory in the Men’s 50m Final in 21.06.
- Sam Williamson claiming the Breaststroke treble with Gold in the Men’s 200m Final.
- Ricky Betar’s continued impressive form in the Multi-Class Sprints with victory in the 100m Butterfly.
- Yet another Australian Short Course Title for Emma McKeon, claiming the Women’s 50m in 23.61.
- American Beata Nelson securing the Medley double in convincing fashion touching more than 2 seconds clear of her nearest rival in the 100m Medley Final.
Night four results are:
Women’s 100m Butterfly Multi-Class
|Yasmine-Bella Younes (S14)||Bankstown Sports||1:11.20 (789)|
|Montana Atkinson (S14)||Helensvale||1:12.38 (751)|
|Maddison Hinds (S14)||Hornsby||1:13.36 (721)|
Men’s 100m Butterfly Multi-Class
|Ricky Betar (S14)||Cruiz||56.96 (1023)|
|Bailey Stewart (S14)||University of Queensland||1:01.45 (815)|
|Alex Saffy (S10)||Bunbury||59.09 (796)|
Women’s 50m Freestyle
|Emma McKeon||Griffith University||23.61|
Men’s 50m Freestyle
Women’s 200m Breaststroke
|Ashleigh Oberekar||Valley Aquatic||2:22.82|
Men’s 200m Breaststroke
|Sam Williamson||Melbourne Vicentre||2:07.11|
|David Schlicht||MLC Aquatic||2:07.79|
Women’s 50m Backstroke Multi-Class
|Kael Thompson (S14)||Sunshine Coast Grammar||32.66 (1433)|
|Hannah Price (S9)||Campbelltown||34.32 (886)|
|Nicole Taylor (S15)||Griffith||33.64 (837)|
Men’s 50m Backstroke Multi-Class
|Jarred Dyer (S14)||Wollongong||30.00 (876)|
|Joshua Alford (S14)||University of Queensland||30.14 (864)|
|Declan Budd (S14)||Knox Pymble||30.95 (798)|
Women’s 100m Medley
Men’s 100m Medley
|Cody Simpson||Griffith University||52.67|
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Multi-Class
|Tegan Reder (SB11)||UWA West Coast||1:33.20 (759)|
|Stephanie Bruzzese (SB14)||Trinity Grammar||1:23.92 (705)|
|Maddison Hinds (SB14)||Hornsby||1:23.93 (705)|
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Multi-Class
|Jake Michel (SB14)||Carina Leagues||1:02.79 (1057 – World Record)|
|Lachlan Hanratty (SB14)||Revesby Workers||1:14.15 (642)|
|Samuel Gould (SB14)||Helensvale||1:14.41 (635)|
Women’s 800m Freestyle
|Lani Pallister||Griffith University||8:07.37 (Australian Record)|
|Jacqueline Davison-McGovern||Yeronga Park||8:44.85|
Men’s 1500m Freestyle
|Stuart Swinburn||City of Sydney||14.47.96|
Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay