Spearheaded by world document holders Kaylee McKeown and Zac Stubblety-Prepare dinner, Australia’s group for subsequent month’s world swimming championships in Japan incorporates loads of gold medal probabilities.
A 38-strong squad was named on Sunday evening on the finish of the six-day trials in Melbourne, with just one rookie among the many pool swimmers in Kai Taylor, the son of retired nice Hayley Lewis.
Taylor captured the highlight along with his win from lane eight within the males’s 200m freestyle, watched by his emotional mum within the stands, to earn a spot within the group for the championships which get below method on July 14.
Tokyo gold medallists together with Ariarne Titmus, Australia’s most embellished Olympian Emma McKeon and dash star Kyle Chalmers are all anticipated to shine in Fukuoka.
However former Olympic 400 metre freestyle champion Mack Horton did not make the reduce, casting doubt over his swimming future, whereas ex-pop star Cody Simpson additionally missed choice.
Mollie O’Callaghan will look to defend her title within the 100 metres whereas she took high spot on the trials within the 200m freestyle last and completed second within the 100m backstroke.
Whereas he was overwhelmed by Sam Brief on the trials, Elijah Winnington will intention for successive males’s 400m freestyle world titles as will Stubblety-Prepare dinner within the 200m breaststroke.
Triple Olympic gold medallist McKeown will defend her 200m backstroke crown after narrowly missed breaking her personal world document on the trials.
She has additionally certified for the 100m backstroke and 200m particular person medley occasions on the worlds.
Lani Pallister, the daughter of one other swim nice Janelle Elford, will line up within the 400m, 800m and 1500m which she received on the ultimate evening.
Titmus additionally punched her ticket into three particular person occasions in Japan after profitable the 400m and 800m freestyle finals and ending second within the 200m free behind O’Callaghan.
Australian head coach Rohan Taylor anticipated “conversions” after naming the highly-rated squad.
“I am enthusiastic about this group, we have an excellent mixture of skilled campaigners and a few younger blood coming by way of,” Taylor stated.
“These world championships are such an essential stepping stone in what’s a giant 12 months earlier than Paris Olympics.
“We’ve got an incredible group, they’re hard-working, genuine and it is all the time about enchancment.
“Our purpose is all the time to have as many high-ranked athletes going into meets and once we try this, we get conversions.”
Included in Dolphins group are six open water members competing from 15-20 July – Moesha Johnson (additionally within the 1500m pool occasion), Chelsea Gubecka, Finella Gibbs-Beal, Nicholas Sloman, Bailey Armstrong and Kyle Lee, with Bianca Crisp and Jack Wilson making their debut.
AUSTRALIAN SWIM TEAM FOR 2023 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bailey Armstrong, Jack Cartwright, Kyle Chalmers, Shaun Champion, Abbey Connor, Isaac Cooper, Bianca Crisp, Lizzy Dekkers, Jenna Forrester, Maddy Gough, Alex Graham, Chelsea Gubecka, Abbey Harkin, Meg Harris, Shayna Jack, Moesha Johnson, Kyle Lee, Cameron McEvoy, Emma McKeon, Kaylee McKeown, Kiah Melverton, Tommy Neill, Mollie O’Callaghan, Lani Pallister, Sam Brief, Nick Sloman, Brendon, Smith, Flynn Southam, Zac Stubblety-Prepare dinner, Kai Taylor, Matt, Temple, Brianna Throssell, Ariarne Titmus, Sam Williamson, Madi Wilson, Jack Wilson, Elijah Winnington, Brad Woodward.
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