Mitch Larkin Breaks Australian, Commonwealth Record in 200 IM (VIDEO INTERVIEW)

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Mitch Larkin turned in a stunning performance in the 200 IM, breaking the Australian and Commonwealth records in the process during tonight’s finals session of the 2019 Australian World Swimming Trials.

Larkin won the 200 IM in 1:55.72, which makes him the fastest performer in the world this year. It also was enough to qualify for the world championships.

He was the only one to qualify.

Thomas Fraser-Holmes finished second in 1:58.76, followed by Jared Gilliland (1;59.86), Travis Mahoney (2:00.44), Liam Hunter (2:01.29), Se-Bom Lee (2:02.72), Brendon Smith (2:02.78) and James McKechnie (2:03.39).

2019 World Rankings:

  1. Mitch Larkin, AUS, 1:55.72
  2. Duncan Scott, GBR, 1:56.65
  3. Wang Shun, CHN, 1:56.66
  4. Daiya Seto, JPN, 1:56.69
  5. Jeremy Desplanches, SUI, 1:56.83
  6. Michael Andrew, USA, 1:57.49
  7. Chase Kalisz, USA, 1:57.68
  8. Caio Pumputis, BRA, 1:57.70

All-Time Rankings:

  1. Ryan Lochte, USA, 1:54.00 (2011)
  2. Michael Phelps, USA, 1:54.16 (2011)
  3. Kosuke Hagino, JPN, 1:55.07 (2016)
  4. Laszlo Cseh, HUN, 1:55.18 (2009)
  5. Eric Shanteau, USA, 1:55.36 (2009)
  6. Chase Kalisz, USA, 1:55.40 (2017)
  7. Thiago Pereira, BRA, 1:55.55 (2009)
  8. Mitch Larkin, AUS, 1:55.72 (2019)
Event 16  Men 200 LC Metre IM
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        World: W 1:54.00  28/07/2011Ryan Lochte, USA
 Commonwealth: C 1:55.72  12/06/2019Mitch Larkin, SPW
   Australian: A 1:55.72  12/06/2019Mitch Larkin, SPW
   All Comers: R 1:54.98  29/03/2007Michael Phelps, USA
         WCQT: Q 1:57.81
 Meet Qualifying:  2:09.21
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
                          === Finals ===                          
 
  1 LARKIN, MITCH    25 STPET             1:59.93    1:55.72C  956  
    r:+0.70  25.03        54.49 (29.46)
        1:28.04 (33.55)     1:55.72 (27.68)
  2 FRASER-HOLMES,   27 GUSC              2:00.39    1:58.76   884  
    r:+0.69  25.62        55.57 (29.95)
        1:30.20 (34.63)     1:58.76 (28.56)
  3 GILLILAND, JARE  24 BGRAM             2:02.28    1:59.86   860  
    r:+0.69  25.78        56.93 (31.15)
        1:31.01 (34.08)     1:59.86 (28.85)
  4 MAHONEY, TRAVIS  28 MARI              2:01.20    2:00.44   848  
    r:+0.65  25.98        56.25 (30.27)
        1:31.15 (34.90)     2:00.44 (29.29)
  5 HUNTER, LIAM     22 CHAND             2:02.46    2:01.29   830  
    r:+0.66  26.52        58.82 (32.30)
        1:32.09 (33.27)     2:01.29 (29.20)
  6 LEE, SE-BOM      17 CARL              2:02.85    2:02.72   801  
    r:+0.66  26.62        57.09 (30.47)
        1:33.01 (35.92)     2:02.72 (29.71)
  7 SMITH, BRENDON   18 NUN               2:03.69    2:02.78   800  
    r:+0.71  26.28        58.22 (31.94)
        1:34.41 (36.19)     2:02.78 (28.37)
  8 MCKECHNIE, JAME  23 STP               2:03.57    2:03.39   788  
    r:+0.71  27.01        59.17 (32.16)
        1:33.45 (34.28)     2:03.39 (29.94)

 

Live Results

Swimming World’s Australian World Trials Page

Mitch Larkin’s 200 IM was the second huge performance of the night:

Men’s 100 Free

Kyle Chalmers opened the final session with a bang, throwing down the fastest 100 free in the world this year.

Chalmers won the race in 47.35 to qualify for the world championships.

Russia’s Vladislav Grinev had the top time in the world, a 47.43, and Chalmers was second at 47.48 from nationals in April, prior to tonight’s swim.

Clyde Lewis was seconds in 48.46, followed by Cameron McEvoy (48.66), Alexander Graham (49.06), Louis Townsend (49.19), James Roberts (49.29), Matthew Davis (49.55) and Ash Brinkworth (49.58).

Event 14  Men 100 LC Metre Freestyle
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        World: W 46.91  30/07/2009Cesar Cielo, Brazil
 Commonwealth: C 47.04  11/04/2016Cameron McEvoy, Australia
   Australian: A 47.04  11/04/2016Cameron McEvoy, Bond
   All Comers: R 47.04  11/04/2016Cameron McEvoy, Bond
         WCQT: Q 48.31
 Meet Qualifying:  52.37
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 CHALMERS, KYLE   20 MARI                47.91      47.35Q  972  
    r:+0.66  23.13        47.35 (24.22)
  2 LEWIS, CLYDE     21 STPET               48.78      48.46   907  
    r:+0.69  23.72        48.46 (24.74)
  3 MCEVOY, CAMERON  25 TSS                 48.75      48.66   895  
    r:+0.61  23.10        48.66 (25.56)
  4 GRAHAM, ALEXAND  24 BOND                48.95      49.06   874  
    r:+0.70  23.65        49.06 (25.41)
  5 TOWNSEND, LOUIS  21 RACKL               48.99      49.19   867  
    r:+0.60  23.81        49.19 (25.38)
  6 ROBERTS, JAMES   28 SOMGC               49.55      49.29   862  
    r:+0.67  23.61        49.29 (25.68)
  7 DAVIS, MATTHEW   23 PBC                 49.80      49.55   848  
    r:+0.69  23.87        49.55 (25.68)
  8 BRINKWORTH, ASH  19 UWSC                49.31      49.58   846  
    r:+0.66  23.57        49.58 (26.01)

2 comments

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    JC

    I think you will find it is the fastest time this year —https://www.swimming.org.au/news-articles/digging-deep-night-four

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