St Peters Western’s Mitch Larkin (1:59.93) will look to capitalise on his superb form at the Hancock Prospecting World Swimming Trials as he heads into the Men’s 200m Individual Medley as the fastest qualifier. The Commonwealth record holder will be challenged by Griffith University’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes (2:00.39) and Marion’s Travis Mahoney (2:01.20), as tonight’s final field looks to get under that world championship qualifying time of 1:57.81 – it is sure to be an eye-catching race.
UWA West Coast’s Brianna Throssell will dive in from lane four for the Women's 200m Butterfly final this evening after a solid swim this morning at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre. After the conclusion of the two heats on Wednesday, Throsselltouched in 2:10.90 ahead of TSS Aquatics teammates Laura Taylor (2:11.88) and Alice Stuart (2:12.65). With the world championship qualifying time set at 2:07.82, all competitors will need to leave nothing in the tank tonight.
Reigning Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers will head into tonight’s blue-ribbon Men’s 100m Freestyle final as the fastest qualifier, after recording sub 48 seconds in this morning’s heats. The Marion athlete was the only swimmer to touch under the 48 second barrier, posting an imposing 47.91 – which is already under the world championship qualifying time of 48.31. The current Commonwealth record holder, TSS Aquatics’ Cameron McEvoy and St Peters Western’s Clyde Lewis will line up alongside Chalmers in the middle lanes after clocking 48.75 and 48.78, respectively.
There’s set to be a showdown between UWA West Coast’s Blair Evans, Meg Bailey (Hunter) and Jenna Forrester (St Peters Western) in the Women's 400m Individual Medley final tonight. The experienced Evans clocked 4:44.98 in the heats, while Bailey and Forrester posted 4:46.92 and 4:47.84, respectively to also challenge from prime positions. Although Sophie Caldwell (Nunawading) touched in 4:46.12 to qualify second-fastest, the young gun has already been selected to compete at the Uni Games in Naples, so is unable to qualify for the world championship team.
Two timed finals were swum for the Women’s 800m Freestyle, with the second and last timed final to be completedtonight.
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