Australian Champs, Day 1 Finals: Mollie O’Callaghan Still The Best Of The Best Winning A Stacked 100m Freestyle Final in 52.27

POWERHOUSE: Mollie O'Callaghan powers home to clock 52.27 and take a stacked 100mk freestyle field on the Gold Coast. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan Photography

Australian Champs, Day 1 Finals: Mollie O’Callaghan Still The Best Of The Best Winning A Stacked 100m Freestyle Final in 52.27

Two-time world champion Mollie O’Callaghan has powered home to clock one of the fastest times of the 2023-24 season – winning a stacked 100m freestyle final on night one of the Australian Swimming Championships tonight, in 52.27.

It was the final 25 metres when the 20-year-old 2022 and 2023 world champion, that saw the girl from St Peters Western, power home in a dominant performance.

This morning’s fastest qualifier, Meg Harris (Rackley Swim Team; Coach Damien Jones) clocked her second personal best of the day, improving..just from 52.60 to 52.59 in the final.

A final that saw Olympic champion Emma McKeon (Griffith University, QLD, Coach Michael Bohl) third in 53.09.

Fourth placed Shayna Jack (St Peters Western, QLD, Coach Dean Boxall) was first at the 50m turn in 25.41, clocking 53.20.

Then followed: Brianna Throssell,  (St Peters Western, QLD) 53.77, Cate Campbell (Chandler, QLD) 53.91,Neza Klancar   (Slovenia) 53.96, Milla Jansen , (Bond, QLD) 54.03, Abbey Webb, (Cruiz, ACT) 54.85 and Alex Perkins , (USC Spartans, QLD) 54.90.

NB: Bronte Campbell (Cruiz, ACT) withdrew from the final after qualifying eighth this morning in 54.13.





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1 month ago

It’s looking really good for Australia in swimming. Kaylee fastest in world this year for the 200m IM,plus both her Backstroke events. An Aussie ‘B’ team could win the 4x100m women’s freestyle! Our ‘A’ team surely will shred the WR (barring DQ). The men’s 400m freestyle could be Aussies Gold and Silver with both breaking the WR!
Looking forward to exciting times and a swag of Gold!

1 month ago
Reply to  Kanga1

Elijah winnington always good at local when come to Olympics he doesn’t show the best

Impressed American
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1 month ago

These times are remarkable at this time of year. Americans are going to have to step-up their training a lot over the next three months if they’re going to compete in Paris.

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