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Day 1 Prelims Stay Recap


2024 AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Good morning (or night, for some) and welcome to the primary day of the 2024 Australian Open Championships.

As a reminder, this meet is NOT a variety meet for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Most elite-level swimmers will use this meet as a tune-up for the Olympic Trials, that are scheduled to happen from June 10-15 on the Brisbane Aquatic Middle.

This primary heats session will function the boys’s 100 breaststroke, girls’s 200 IM, males’s 50 butterfly, girls’s 100 freestyle, males’s 400 freestyle, girls’s 50 breaststroke, and males’s 200 backstroke.

MEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE – HEATS

  • World Report – 56.88, Adam Peaty (2019)
  • Australian Report – 58.58, Brenton Rickard (2009)
  • Commonwealth Report – 56.88, Adam Peaty (2019)
  • Australian Olympic Qualifying Time – 59.49

High 10 Qualifiers:

  1. Zac Stubblety-Cook dinner (CHAND) – 1:00.33
  2. Ippei Watanabe (JPN) – 1:00.66
  3. Joshua Yong (UWSC) – 1:00.68
  4. Taku Taniguchi (JPN) – 1:00.90
  5. Darragh Greene (IRL) – 1:01.01
  6. Matthew Wilson (SOSC) – 1:01.13
  7. Sam Williamson (MVC) – 1:01.18
  8. Haig Buckingham (SOSC) – 1:01.29
  9. Joshua Collett (BOND) – 1:01.32
  10. Daiya Seto (JPN) – 1:01.35

The primary (and quickest seeded warmth) of the boys’s 100 breast was highlighted by two non-Australians. Japan’s Taku Taniguchi (1:00.91) and Eire’s Darragh Greene (1:01.01) led the cost with a 1-2 end. Matthew Wilson, who held the 200 breast world document for a few day in 2019, checked-in at 1:01.13 for third within the warmth (and sixth general). Ultimately month’s New South Wales Championships, Wilson confirmed some promising indicators within the lead-up to Olympic Trials. He posted a brand new greatest time within the 50 breast (27.30) along with strong in-season swims within the 100 (1:00.69) and 200 (2:09.87) distances.

19-year-old Haig Buckingham, who trains with Wilson underneath coach Adam Kable, was eighth on the conclusion of prelims. He swam to a time of 1:01.29, which is nearly a second shy of his greatest time (1:00.09) from earlier this season.

The second warmth noticed Japan’s Ippei Watanabe (1:00.66) out-touch Australian Joshua Yong (1:00.68) by simply 0.02. Watanabe not too long ago gained the Japanese Olympic Trials within the 200m breaststroke, the place he produced a world-leading time of two:06.94. Yong is on the verge of breaking the 1-minute barrier on this 100m dash, as UWA West Coast consultant not too long ago clocked a lifetime better of 1:00.11 on the Japan Open in November.

The 2021 Olympic Champion within the 200m breaststroke, Zac Stubblety-Cook dinner, gained the ultimate circle-seeded warmth with the quickest time of the session (1:00.33). He’s coming off an altitude coaching camp, which was held in Flagstaff, Arizona over in the USA. He’s been as quick as 59.97 this season, which he placed on the board eventually month’s Vorgee Brisbane Senior Metropolitan Championships.

26-year-old Sam Williamson was seventh general this morning with a time of 1:01.18. The Melbourne Vicentre athlete opened in 29.12 and closed in 32.06 to position 4th within the first warmth. Williamson’s been on a mission over the previous 4 months, the place he’s put up instances of 59.21, 59.26, and 59.35.

Tonight’s ultimate will function THREE of the highest six performers in Australian 100m breaststroke historical past.

High 6 Australian Males’s LCM 100 Breaststroke Performers

  1. Brenton Rickard – 58.58, 2009
  2. Christian Sprenger – 58.79, 2013
  3. *Matthew Wilson – 59.17, 2019
  4. Jake Packard – 59.20, 2018
  5. *Sam Williamson – 59.26, 2023
  6. *Zac Stubblety-Cook dinner – 59.51, 2022

WOMEN’S 200 IM – HEATS

  • World Report – 2:06.12, Katinka Hosszu (2015)
  • Australian Report – 2:07.03, Stephanie Rice (2009)
  • Commonwealth Report – 2:06.88, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (2016)
  • Australian Olympic Qualifying Time – 2:10.62

High 10 Qualifiers:

MEN’S 50 BUTTERFLY – HEATS

  • World Report: 22.27, Andriy Govorov (2018)
  • Australian Report: 22.73, Matt Targett (2009)
  • Commonwealth Report: 22.73, Matt Targett (2009)

High 10 Qualifiers:

WOMEN’S 100 FREESTYLE — HEATS

  • World Report: 51.71, Sarah Sjostrom (2017)
  • Australian Report: 51.96, Emma McKeon (2021)
  • Commonwealth Report: 51.96, Emma McKeon (2021)
  • Australian Olympic Qualifying Time – 53.61

High 10 Qualifiers:

MEN’S 400 FREESTYLE — HEATS

  • World Report – 3:40.07, Paul Biedermann (2009)
  • Australian Report – 3:40.08, Ian Thorpe (2002)
  • Commonwealth Report – 3:40.08, Ian Thorpe (2002)
  • Australian Olympic Qualifying Time – 3:45.43

High 10 Qualifiers:

WOMEN’S 50 BREASTSTROKE – HEATS

  • World Report – 29.16, Ruta Meilutyte (2023)
  • Australian Report – 30.05, Chelsea Hodges (2022)
  • Commonwealth Report – 29.72, Lara van Niekerk (2022)

High 10 Qualifiers:

MEN’S 200 BACKSTROKE – HEATS

  • World Report: 1:51.92, Aaron Piersol (2009)
  • Australian Report: 1:53.17, Mitch Larkin (2015)
  • Commonwealth Report: 1:53.17, Mitch Larkin (2015)
  • Australian Olympic Qualifying Time – 1:57.28

High 10 Qualifiers:



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