2021 Australian Olympic Trials: Titmus, Chalmers, Campbell, McKeown Lead Psych Sheets

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Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

The 2021 Australian Olympic Trials will begin June 12 and continue through June 17 as the meet will be held at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide, which has been home of the last two Olympic Trials in Australia. Spots in Tokyo will be on the line as the Australians are one of the last nations to hold their Olympic Trials.

The Aussies won four of the eight relays at the 2019 World Championships, including setting a world record in the women’s 4×200 free. The Aussies will be gold medal favorites come Tokyo in the women’s 4×100 free, men’s 4×200 free and mixed medley as they will show the rest of the world what they have come the second week of June.

Reigning Olympic champs Mack Horton (400 free) and Kyle Chalmers (100 free) will be racing to defend their titles in Tokyo as well as qualify for their second team. Reigning World champ Ariarne Titmus (400 free), and reigning Worlds medalists Minna Atherton (100 back), Cate Campbell (100 free), Kaylee McKeown (200 back), Matthew Wilson (200 breast), Mitch Larkin (100 back) and Emma McKeon (100 fly) will also be in attendance as Titmus, Atherton, McKeown and Wilson will be pushing for their first Games. McKeon is in line for her second Games, while Larkin is pushing for his third.

Veterans Campbell and Emily Seebohm are pushing for their fourth Games after making their debuts as teenagers in the 2008 Beijing Games 13 years ago.

Pop star Cody Simpson is also on the psych sheets for the Australian Olympic Trials in the 100 free and 100 fly as are World Juniors medalists Lani PallisterThomas NeillMeg Harris and Bronte Job.

Women’s Top Seeds:

  • 50 free: Cate Campbell, 24.02
  • 100 free: Cate Campbell, 52.12
  • 200 free: Ariarne Titmus, 1:54.27
  • 400 free: Ariarne Titmus, 3:58.76
  • 800 free: Ariarne Titmus, 8:15.70
  • 1500 free: Madeline Gough, 15:55.14
  • 100 back: Kaylee McKeown, 57.63
  • 200 back: Kaylee McKeown, 2:04.31
  • 100 breast: Chelsea Hodges, 1:06.76
  • 200 breast: Abbey Harkin, 2:24.27
  • 100 fly: Emma McKeon, 56.36
  • 200 fly: Brianna Throssell, 2:07.20
  • 200 IM: Kaylee McKeown, 2:08.23
  • 400 IM: Jenna Forrester, 4:39.46

Men’s Top Seeds:

  • 50 free: Cameron McEvoy, 21.88
  • 100 free: Kyle Chalmers, 47.08
  • 200 free: Alexander Graham, 1:45.69
  • 400 free: Mack Horton, 3:43.17
  • 800 free: Jack McLoughlin, 7:42.64
  • 1500 free: Jack McLoughlin, 14:52.83
  • 100 back: Mitch Larkin, 52.38
  • 200 back: Mitch Larkin, 1:54.38
  • 100 breast: Matthew Wilson, 59.17
  • 200 breast: Matthew Wilson, 2:06.67
  • 100 fly: David Morgan Matthew Temple, 51.47
  • 200 fly: David Morgan, 1:55.26
  • 200 IM: Mitch Larkin, 1:55.72
  • 400 IM: Brendon Smith, 4:14.91

1 comment

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    Verram

    Any news on Clyde Lewis and why he seems to have dropped off ?

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