An incredible three World Short Course Records have been broken on night 2 of Finals at the 2022 Australian Short Course Championships, including two in the same race.
Australian Dolphins Jack Ireland (S14) and Katja Dedekind (S13) each set new world best marks of 23.85 and 1:03.59 in the Men’s 50m Freestyle and Women’s 100m Backstroke Multi-Class Finals respectively.
Remarkably, Dedekind’s was not the only World Record in her race as Singapore’s Pin Xiu Yip (S2) also set a new benchmark of 2:20.57.
The three World Records headlined a number of impressive results from the second night of Finals at Sydney Sprints, including:
- Brendon Smith becoming the 2nd fastest Australian in history in the 400m Medley Short Course with a dominant freestyle leg helping him claim the title in 4:01.11
- An impressive personal best from Brad Woodward to win the 200m Backstroke Final and become the 4th fastest Australian male in history over the distance.
- Rising star Alexa Leary (S9) finishing more than a second clear of the field in a convincing victory in the women’s 50m Freestyle Multi-Class Final.
- Kaylee McKeown’s continued dominance of the 200m Backstroke, securing the title more than 3 seconds ahead of second place.
- Kyle Chalmers securing the 100/200 Freestyle double with a powerful performance in the Men’s 100m Final to finish more than a second clear of American Justin Ress.
International athletes continued their form from the opening night of competition, with Yip’s victory in the Women’s 100m Backstroke Multi-Class Final and American Trenton Julian taking out the Men’s 200m Butterfly Final by almost 4 seconds.
Night 3 of Finals commences at SOPAC from 6pm this evening.
You can catch all the Heats and Finals action streamed LIVE on News Corp’s KommunityTV platform.
Night Two Results are:
Women’s 200m Butterfly
|Lizzy Dekkers||Newmarket Racers||2:05.65|
|Brittany Castelluzzo||Tea Tree Gully||2:06.46|
Men’s 200m Butterfly
Women’s 50m Freestyle Multi-Class
|Alexa Leary (S9)||St Hildas||28.09 (1012)|
|Yasmine-Bella Younes (S14)||Bankstown||29.16 (843)|
|Kael Thompson (S14)||Sunshine Coast Grammar||29.33 (829)|
Men’s 50m Freestyle Multi-Class
|Jack Ireland (S14)||University of Queensland||23.85 (1096 – World Record)|
|Dylan Logan (S15)||Geelong||24.09 (884)|
|Jarred Dyer (S14)||Wollongong||25.69 (877)|
Women’s 50m Breaststroke
|Talara-Jade Dixon||St Hildas WA||30.07|
Men’s 50m Breaststroke
|Sam Williamson||Melbourne Vicentre||26.27|
Women’s 200m Backstroke
|Kaylee McKeown||Griffith University||1:59.48|
Men’s 200m Backstroke
|Stuart Swinburn||City of Sydney||1:52.29|
Women’s 50m Breaststroke Multi-Class
|Maddison Hinds (SB14)||Hornsby||38.91 (807)|
|Tegan Reder (SB11)||UWA West Coast||43.23 (707)|
|Nicole Taylor (SB15)||Griffith||37.64 (652)|
Men’s 50m Breaststroke Multi-Class
|Oscar Stubbs (SB13)||SOPAC||33.23 (752)|
|Zhi Wei Wong (SB13)||Singapore||33.30 (747)|
|Samuel Gould (SB14)||Helensvale||32.89 (739)|
Women’s 100m Freestyle
|Emma McKeon||Griffith University||51.03|
|Mollie O’Callaghan||St Peters Western||51.50|
Men’s 100m Freestyle
Women’s 100m Backstroke Multi-Class
|Pin Xiu Yip (S2)||Singapore||2:20.57 (1265 – World Record)|
|Katja Dedekind (S13)||Yeronga Park||1:03.59 (1068 – World Record)|
|Hannah Price (S9)||Campbelltown||1:12.83 (792)|
Men’s 100m Backstroke Multi-Class
|Ricky Betar (S14)||Cruiz||58.28 (1016)|
|Joshua Alford (S14)||University of Queensland||1:04.64 (745)|
|Jarred Dyer (S14)||Wollongong||1:05.38 (720)|
Women’s 400m Medley
|Emilie Muir||Griffith University||4:33.84|
Men’s 400m Medley
|Brendon Smith||Griffith University||4:01.11|
|David Schlicht||MLC Aquatic||4:01.44|
Mixed 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay
|University of Queensland||1:37.56|