Cate Campbell Anchors Australia With 50.93 To Mixed 4×100 Medley Relay Pan Pac Gold

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Australia used a great anchor leg from Cate Campbell to get its first gold medal of the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. The split from Campbell of 50.93 is the fastest all-time, becoming the first woman to break 51 in a relay. The team of Mitch Larkin (53.08), Jake Packard (58.68), Emma McKeon (56.22) and Campbell (50.93) won the 4×100 mixed medley relay with a 3:38.91. Japan was second (3:40.98) and the United States was third (3:41.74).

Australia was less than a second off the United States’ world record from 2017 of 3:38.56, but will have the world’s fastest time, beating out Great Britain’s 3:40.18 from the European Championships.

Japan was second with Ryosuke Irie (52.83), Yasuhiro Koseki (58.57), Rikako Ikee (55.53) and Tomomi Aoki (54.05) swimming for them.

The United States did not put two male swimmers on the first 200 and never quite fully recovered. Kathleen Baker (59.29), Michael Andrew (59.21), Caeleb Dressel (50.50) and Simone Manuel (52.74) could not catch the Australians and Japanese over the last 200.

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3 Comments

3 comments

  1. avatar
    Liam

    What are the reaction times?

    • avatar
      Pam

      Yep. An awesome one

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