Day 5 Finals Dwell Recap



We’re headed into the penultimate night time of racing on the 2023 Australian World Championship Trials with a group of doubtless explosive finals on our agenda for this night.

Reigning Olympic champion and World File holder Zac Stubblety-Prepare dinner will look to place his marker down within the 200m breaststroke whereas Bradley Woodward will look. to repeat his private best-setting efficiency within the males’s 200m again.

Emma McKeon, Australia’s winningest Olympian of all time, held her personal towards the ladies’s 100m free area within the heats. However tonight she’ll attempt to as soon as once more maintain off Shayna Jack, Mollie O’CallaghanMadi Wilson and extra in her quest for an additional victory.

Wrapping up the night time we’ll see the quickest warmth of the lads’s 1500m free which implies we’re slated to see one other duel between the 400m and 800m freestyle champion and runner-up right here, Sam Quick and Elijah Winnington.


  • World File: 2:18.95, Tatjana Schoenmaker (2021)
  • Commonwealth File: 2:18.95, Tatjana Schoenmaker (2021)
  • Australian File: 2:20.54, Leisel Jones (2006)
  • All Comers File: 2:20.04, Rie Kaneto (2016)
  • Swimming Australia QT: 2:23.91
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ Minimize: 2:25.91

GOLD – Abbey Harkin 2:23.93
SILVER – Mikayla Smith 2:26.08
BRONZE – Ella Ramsay 2:28.85

The ladies’s 200m breast occasion kicked off our night time, with 24-year-old Abbey Harkin finishing her sweep of the self-discipline at this competitors.

The St. Peters Western standout captured this 2breast victory in a mark of two:23.93, simply .02 outdoors of the Swimming Australia-mandated qualification time of two:23.91 wanted for Fukuoka. Nevertheless, her outing tonight checks in because the 2nd finest effort of her profession.

Harkin’s private finest rests on the 2:23.59 clocked on the 2021 Aussie Olympic Trials, that means tonight’s end result represents simply the 2nd sub-2:24 time of her profession. Harkin’s end result renders her the swiftest Aussie girl of the this 12 months, overtaking Kaylee McKeown‘s season-best of two:24.18 clocked at April’s non-selection Australian Nationwide Championships.

Mikayla Smith snagged silver in 2:26.08 whereas 18-year-old Ella Ramsay bagged bronze in 2:28.85.

As a reminder, high breaststrokers Jenna Strauch and Chelsea Hodges are each lacking from this competitors as a consequence of accidents.

Put up-race, Harkin acknowledged, “I’m actually pleased with that. I used to be actually emotional coming into this race, I don’t know why. Actually lacking my two fundamental opponents. I’ve received to profit from this 12 months with out having them right here.”


  • World File: 1:51.92, Aaron Piersol (2009)
  • Commonwealth File: 1:53.17, Mitch Larkin (2015)
  • Australian File: 1:53.17, Mitch Larkin (2015)
  • All Comers File: 1:52.86, Ryosuke Irie (2009)
  • Swimming Australia QT: 1:57.12
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ Minimize: 1:58.07

GOLD – Bradley Woodward 1:56.04
SILVER – Josh Edwards-Smith 1:57.29
BRONZE – Ty Hartwell 1:58.88

Yet one more delay in a backstroke occasion as a lane’s foot wedge wanted to get replaced. However, the heats chief Bradley Woodward carried his momentum into this ultimate to finally get to the wall first in a time of 1:56.04.

That’s faster than the 24-year-old clocked at this 12 months’s Nationals the place he received gold in 1:57.42; nonetheless, it was slower than his morning time right here of 1:55.95. That AM outing checked in because the quickest time of his profession and rendered him the Third-swiftest performer on the earth this season.

Tonight’s 1:56.04 does certainly get below the Swimming Australia-mandated qualifying time of 1:57.12 wanted so as to add his title to the World Championships roster.

Josh Edwards-Smith touched in 1:57.29, simply 17 off of the QT whereas Ty Hartwell rounded out the highest 3 in 1:58.88.

20-year-old Edwards-Smith continues to be searching a repeat efficiency of the 1:55.42 put up at December’s Queensland Championships.

After the race, Olympian Woodward acknowledged, “That was the objective for tonight, simply to get myself onto the staff. I needed to be a bit faster tonight however I’ll get one other likelihood at Worlds.”


  • World File: 51.71, Sarah Sjostrom (2017)
  • Commonwealth File: 51.96, Emma McKeon (2021)
  • Australian File: 51.96, Emma McKeon (2021)
  • All Comers File: 52.06, Cate Campbell (2016)
  • Swimming Australia QT: 53.61
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ Minimize: 54.25

GOLD – Mollie O’Callaghan 52.48
SILVER – Emma McKeon 52.52
BRONZE – Shayna Jack 52.64

In an especially shut end that introduced a number of the high freestylers in your complete world to the wall, it was 19-year-old Mollie O’Callaghan getting there first in an excellent fast 52.48.

That represents a brand new private finest for the St. Peters Western star who already took the 200m free title right here. MOC cut up 25.50/26.98 to stay the eighth quickest performer worldwide in historical past.

Coming into this meet, Olympic medalist O’Callaghan’s private finest rested on the 52.49 produced ultimately 12 months’s Australian Nationwide Championships. Her victory right here retains the Dean Boxall-trained star ranked because the 4th quickest Aussie in historical past on this occasion.

Prime 5 Ladies’s LCM 100 Freestyle Performers All-Time

  1. Emma McKeon – 51.96, 2021
  2. Cate Campbell – 52.03, 2018
  3. Bronte Campbell – 52.27, 2018
  4. Mollie O’Callaghan – 52.48, 2023
  5. Shayna Jack – 52.60, 2022

It was Shayna Jack who led on the midway mark in a cut up of 25.14 whereas Emma McKeon was proper behind in 25.18. McKeon finally snagged silver in 52.52 whereas Jack additionally landed on the rostrum in 52.64.

Meg Harris rebounded from her 200m free disappointing swim with a 4th place end right here in 53.09

MOC’s swim now takes over the season’s world rankings crown, surpassing the 52.50 Hong Kong Olympic medalist Siobhan Haughey produced on this 12 months’s Mare Nostrum Tour.

McKeon strikes as much as rank Third on the earth this season whereas Jack is 4th.

2 Siobhan
HGK 52.50 05/17
3 Emma
AUS 52.52 06/17
4 Shayna
AUS 52.64 06/17
5 Marrit
NED 52.98 06/10

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With the highest 5 finishers right here getting below the 54-second threshold, the Aussie girls’s 4x100m free relay continues to look downright scary for Fukuoka.


GOLD – Zac Stubblety-Prepare dinner 2:07.86

“It’s all about how far I can push myself. I’m disenchanted it wasn’t a PB although. The world is getting sooner. I’m getting excited for World Championships. On the finish of the day I received the job accomplished.”


  • World File: 26.98, Liu Xiang (2018)
  • Commonwealth File: 27.16, Kaylee McKeown (2021)
  • Australian File: 27.16, Kaylee McKeown (2021)
  • All Comers File: 27.16, Kaylee McKeown (2021)
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ Minimize: 28.22



  • World File: 14:31.02, Solar Yang (2012)
  • Commonwealth File: 14:34.56, Grant Hackett (2005)
  • Australian File: 14:34.56, Grant Hackett (2005)
  • All Comers File: 14:39.54, Mack Horton (2016)
  • Swimming Australia QT: 14:56.86
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ Minimize: 15:04.64



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