Commonwealth Games: Daniel Tranter Among Final Day Top Qualifiers

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 29. THE final day of preliminary qualifying did not disappoint as plenty of fast times were produced at the Commonwealth Games.


Women’s 400 free
A pair of 4:07s led the way this morning in the women’s middle distance event with New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle (4:07.06) and Australia’s Remy Fairweather (4:07.35) topping qualifying into the finale tonight. Boyle’s top time this year is an 11th-ranke 4:06.08, while Fairweather ranks ninth in 4:06.02.

Australia’s Bronte Barratt (4:08.81) and Canada’s Brittany MacLean (4:08.84) qualified third and fourth. Barratt is the second-fastest swimmer of the year in the finale with a fourth-ranked 4:04.56, while MacLean has a 13th-ranked 4:06.20 to her credit.

Scotland’s Hannah Miley made her seventh final of the week with a 4:09.30, while 800 freestyle winner Jazz Carlin of Wales also made finals with a 4:09.76. She’s the fastest this year with a third-ranked 4:04.03 and could be looking for a second gold tonight.

Here are your finalists:
New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle – 4:07.06
Australia’s Remy Fairweather – 4:07.35
Australia’s Bronte Barratt – 4:08.81
Canada’s Brittany MacLean – 4:08.84
Scotland’s Hannah Miley – 4:09.30
Wales’ Jazz Carlin – 4:09.76
Canada’s Samantha Cheverton – 4:09.88
England’s Eleanor Faulkner – 4:10.94

Women’s 200 IM SM10
New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe eased through to the top time out of prelims with a 2:30.12. Tonight, she will be vying for her world record of 2:25.65 set at the 2012 London Paralympics. Canada’s Aurelie Rivard took second in 2:33.46 with Australia’s Katherine Downie earning third in 2:36.76.

Men’s 200 IM
The top half of the finalists all cleared 2:00 to make it back to tonight with Australia’s Daniel Tranter leading the way. Tranter is the favorite in the event, coming into the meet with a third-ranked 1:57.66, and he did not disappoint with a 1:59.05 this morning.

Scotland’s Dan Wallace, a local celebrity after winning the 400 IM, took second in 1:59.36, while South Africa’s Sebastien Rousseau snared third in 1:59.61. England’s Roberto Pavoni rounded out the sub-2:00 with a 1:59.79.

South Africa’s Chad le Clos also made the finale and is vying for a third gold after winning the 100 and 200 fly, while Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes could have been sand-bagging it a bit this morning with an eighth-place 2:00.97. He’s ranked fifth in the world with a 1:57.88.

Here are your finalists:
Australia’s Daniel Tranter – 1:59.05
Scotland’s Dan Wallace – 1:59.36
South Africa’s Sebastien Rousseau – 1:59.61
England’s Roberto Pavoni – 1:59.79
England’s Joe Roebuck – 2:00.46
Wales’ Ieuan Lloyd – 2:00.73
South Africa’s Chad le Clos – 2:00.78
Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes – 2:00.97

Women’s 400 medley relay
The Australian foursome of Belinda Hocking, Sally Hunter, Alicia Coutts and Bronte Campbell led the way this morning with a time of 3:59.44. With a fresh set of swimmers tonight, including speedsters like Emily Seebohm and Cate Campbell, the scoreboard could see some fireworks.

No other team will likely come close to Australia as the likes of England (4:04.56) and Canada (4:07.13) will be battling for second-place honors.

Here are your finalists:
Australia – 3:59.44
England – 4:04.56
Canada – 4:07.13
Scotland – 4:09.17
Wales – 4:09.76
South Africa – 4:11.34
Singapore – 4:17.43
Ireland – 4:22.34

Men’s 400 medley relay
Although England could put together a gold-medal contending squad this evening in the finale, Australia’s Josh Beaver, Kenneth To, Tommaso D’Orsogna and Cameron McEvoy charted the fastest time this morning with a 3:37.36.

Canada can’t be counted out either as Russell Wood, Richard Funk, Coleman Allen and Yuri Kisil qualified second in 3:37.71. England’s quartet of Liam Tancock, James Wilby, James Guy and James Disney-May powered their way to the third seed in 3:38.39.

Once all the A team squads are in play tonight, some seriously fast times could be in the works. England’s lead team actually had an add-up time more than a second faster than Australia’s, and could make some serious noise tonight.

Here are your finalists:
Australia – 3:37.36
Canada – 3:37.71
England – 3:38.39
New Zealand – 3:39.39
South Africa – 3:40.31
Wales – 3:41.58
Scotland – 3:42.01
Ireland – 3:47.83

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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