Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers has let his youthful rivals know that he is prepared to steer them on a journey in direction of the Paris Video games subsequent 12 months, successful the nationwide 100m freestyle title on the ultimate night time of the Australian Swimming Championships.
The 24-year-old South Australian, who led from begin to end, clocked 48.00 seconds to see off youngsters Kai Taylor (48.41) and Flynn Southam (48.53) on the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre on Thursday.
“These boys are the rationale I rise up day-after-day – they encourage me to rise up and get after it and they’re the long run,” mentioned Chalmers, who admitted he has by no means been happier in his swimming profession.
The night time started with a second world report swim from Paralympian Timothy Hodge, once more decreasing his personal 200m IM mark which he had damaged in Melbourne earlier within the 12 months after which once more on Thursday morning.
The 20-year-old from Sydney clocked 2min 12.06sec and was later named within the 32-strong staff for this 12 months’s Para World Championships in July-August in Manchester.
“I’ve received to say I am very, very pleased with that point and to interrupt that world report twice was wonderful,” Hodge mentioned.
World champion Mollie O’Callaghan claimed the ladies’s 200m freestyle crown in a time of 1:55.15, forward of Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus (1:55.28) and Shayna Jack (1:55.37).
Queenslander O’Callaghan added to her final gasp win over Jack within the 100m and her private greatest instances within the 50 and 100m backstroke to wrap up a profitable meet.
Within the girls’s 200m backstroke, 16-year-old Brisbane schoolgirl Jaclyn Barclay (2:11.50) lunged on the wall to take her maiden open title from Hannah Fredericks (2:11.72) and Jenna Forrester (2:11.95).
Twin Olympian Brianna Throssell added the 100m butterfly to her 50m ‘fly win, touching in 57.57 to pip Alexandria Perkins (57.64) and Kayla Costa (59.37).
Matt Temple gained the 200m butterfly in 1:56.96, whereas Olympic bronze medallist Brendon Smith snatched the 400IM title from Tokyo teammate Se-Bom Lee.
The final particular person occasion of the championships featured Tokyo Olympic finalist Madeleine Gough successful the 1500m freestyle in 16:08.76.
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