Race Highlights: Cate Campbell Breaks 100 Free World Record

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Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

Cate Campbell decided to go after the 100 free world record on the final day at the 2015 Australian Short Course Championships, but did so in a bit of an unorthodox manner as part of the 200 free finale.

Swimming Australia provided the following highlights of the swim.

Original report:

While swimming exhibition as part of the women’s 200-meter freestyle event at the 2015 Australian Short Course Championships, Cate Campbell broke the world record in the 100-meter free with her split.

Campbell clocked a 50.91 at the 100-meter mark, split 24.20, 50.91.  She then finished the 200 in 2:18.26 as she cruised home the rest of the way to complete a legal swim.

That broke the previous record held by Australian Libby Trickett with a 51.01 in 2009.  Trickett split that race 24.29, 51.01.

 -- CAMPBELL, CATE   23 COMM              1:56.11   x2:18.26        
    r:+0.78  11.55        24.20 (12.65)
          37.43 (13.23)       50.91 (13.48)
        1:17.49 (26.58)     1:38.78 (21.29)
        1:59.83 (21.05)     2:18.26 (18.43)

In that same race, Emma McKeon nearly broke the world record in the 200-meter free with a time of 1:51.66.  That came up just short of Federica Pellegrini’s record of 1:51.17 from 2009.  It does, however, stand as the Commonwealth and Australian mark.

       === Finals ===                          
 
  1 MCKEON, EMMA     21 UNAQ              1:52.49    1:51.66#  986  
    r:+0.75  12.42        25.90 (13.48)
          39.73 (13.83)       53.71 (13.98)
        1:08.05 (14.34)     1:22.50 (14.45)
        1:37.16 (14.66)     1:51.66 (14.50)

3 comments

  1. Robin Wei

    Tom Connolly dat 200 free time…

  2. Michael Gorrie

    Bloody Aussies always breaking some record apart from the rugby records that is.