Sam Brief Drops 200 Freestyle On Day 2 Of Aussie World Championships Trials



Sam Brief dropped out of the 200 freestyle throughout the second day of prelims on the 2023 Australian World Championships Trials. This choice by Brief was a shocking drop within the wake of his 400 freestyle victory on day 1 of the meet.

Brief swam a 3:43.38 to take gold and crack the Australian Worlds Qualifying Time of three:46.47 to earn a spot on the crew. Brief neared his finest time within the 400 freestyle, hitting a 3:43.38 in comparison with his 3:42.46 from earlier in 2023.

Brief’s win indicated that he might need some momentum heading into day two. He was the eighth seed within the occasion, having entered with 1:47.35. Brief would have probably been in sturdy rivalry for a spot on the crew within the 4×200 freestyle. Brief might need even fought for a spot on the crew within the particular person occasion contemplating that the highest seven sat between 1:45.22 and 1:46.65.

On the 2022 World Championships, Brief was a member of Australia’s 4×200 freestyle relay that received silver within the ultimate. Brief delivered a 1:46.44 to hitch Elijah Winnington (1:45.83), Zac Incerti (1:45.51), and Mack Horton (1:45.72). Winnington positioned second within the prelims at these 2023 Trials with a 1:47.26, Mack Horton positioned twenty second with a 1:51.04, and Zac Incerti is absent from the meet. That implies that Winnington is the one man from the silver medal-winning 4×200 freestyle relay who will race within the ultimate throughout finals.

The highest seed out of prelims within the 200 freestyle was seasoned Aussie freestyler Kyle Chalmers (1:46.97), adopted by Winnington, Charlie Hawke (1:47.41), Thomas Neill (1:47.69), Alexander Graham (1:47.93), Brendon Smith (1:48.12), Maximillian Giuliani (1:48.17), and Flynn Southam (1:48.26).

Brief continues to be entered to swim the 800 and 1500 freestyle at this meet as the highest seed in each. He swam a 7:48.28 within the 800 ultimately 12 months’s World Championships to put ninth in prelims and posted a 15:10.14 for 14th within the 1500 freestyle.


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