Titmus back in the pool for day four

14 December 2018

Gold medal winner from night one, Ariarne Titmus (St Peters Western) (3:58.58) was back in the pool for the women’s 400m freestyle, clocking up her personal best time in the short course event. She goes through to tonight’s final as the fastest qualifier with Carla Buchanan (Acacia Bayside) (4:05.00) finishing in 10th place.

Immediately after the race Titmus said: “I haven’t raced since day one so was good to get out there and blow a few of the cobwebs out.

“I like to take it out hard as I feel like that gets me into a good rhythm and I can trust myself with the training I have done to hold on the best I can.”

Following her bronze in the women’s 200m backstroke last night, Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar) (26.81) was back in action in the 50m backstroke along with Holly Barratt (Rockingham) (26.56), with both swimmers qualifying for tonight’s semi-finals.

Cameron Jones (St Peters Western) finished third in a time of 23.40 placing him 29th overall and missing a spot in the semi-final for the 50m freestyle.

Jess Hansen (Nunawading) and Jenna Strauch (Bond) lined up in the women’s 100m breaststroke with Hansen (1:05.33) going through to the semi-finals in seventh place and Strauch (1:07.16) finishing 22nd.

The 4x50m relay made up of Grayson Bell (TSS Aquatic) (21.65), Cam McEvoy (TSS Aquatic) (21.06), Jones (20.93) and Louis Townsend (Rackley) (21.24) came home second in their heat, putting them in tonight’s final as fourth fastest qualifier.

In the final event of the morning, the heats of men’s 4x200m relay of Thomas Fraser-Holmes (Griffith University) (1:44.20), Jack Gerrard (Melbourne Vicentre) (1:42.94), Townsend (1:46.32) and Alex Graham (Bond) (1:44.28) placed second, putting them through to tonight’s final fifth fastest.

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