This week’s Performance of the Week, sponsored by LumaLanes, goes to Cate Campbell for her stunning swim in the 50 free at the 2018 Australian Trials.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Campbell’s story over the last few years. Heading into the 2016 Olympic Games as the favorite for gold in the sprint free events, she faltered in the finals and left without an individual medal in either event. After taking 2017 to re-discover her passion for the sport, Campbell didn’t miss a beat getting back into the swing of competition (and fast swimming).
Just off her Australian and Commonwealth record earlier in the meet in the 100 free (52.37) and fresh off a new Australian record in the 50 fly (25.47), the 25-year old saved her best swim for last when she blasted a 23.79 in the 50 free to win the finals of the event. That took .05 off of her old record and brought her within .12 of the world record in the event, now held by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom. With the 2018 Commonwealth Games only five weeks away in her home country, Campbell looks to be just getting started on her already successful comeback trail.
Congratulations Cate Campbell on earning Swimming World’s Performance of the Week!
Special Thanks to LumaLanes for sponsoring Swimming World’s Performance of the Week.
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