Olympic breaststroke hopeful Zac Stubblety-Cook dinner (Chandler Swim Membership)can have a reputation you’ll definitely bear in mind within the countdown to Tokyo 2020 after a powerhouse begin to his Olympic Trials marketing campaign with a surprising world class swim in Brisbane tonight –once more clocking the fourth quickest time on the planet for 2019.
The 20-year-old Brisbane College scholar had already held that rating together with his fourth place end at this 12 months’s Fina World Championships in Gwangju.
However tonight, swimming in opposition to Japan’s world No 12 Yashiro Koeski, who arrived for the meet off altitude coaching, Stubblety-Cook dinner improved that point to 2:07.28 (29.44; 1:01.71)– 0.08 sooner than he swam in Gwangju.
And it was quick sufficient to erase the long-standing 2009 “super suit” Queensland State document time of two:07.31 set by Olympic silver medallist Christen Sprenger 10 years in the past on the FINA World Championships in Rome and likewise the Queensland All-Comers document of two:07.79 set by former world document holder and his Dolphins crew mate Matt Wilson in June this 12 months in Brisbane.
It was a powerful swim by Stubblety-Cook dinner, splitting 1:01.71 (0.30 sooner than he cut up in Gwangju) and he powered off the third flip with a strong leg thrust and nailed his ultimate 50m.
And for this time to return when he least anticipated it, in December and with one other six months till the Australian Olympic Swim Trials on the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Adelaide (June 14-19, 2020), it is a gigantic confidence enhance.
“I was pretty stoked with that – I didn’t realise I was going that fast,” Stubblety-Cook dinner mentioned after the race.
“On the finish of the day I simply targeted on the method not any outcomes…that’s why it’s so shocking….my purpose is to place collectively (the very best race) as I pursue the proper race for subsequent 12 months and on the finish of the day that’s the purpose, placing collectively a great race on the Olympics.
“This is a great start to my Olympic Trials campaign – it is step one.”
Stubblety-Cook dinner mentioned he was proud to proceed the historical past of breaststroke swimming in Australia, saying he seemed as much as the likes of Olympic silver medallists Sprenger and Brenton Rickard.
“Christian and Brenton were always idols of mine growing up and it’s good to get one up on them now and great to continue the history of breaststroke in Australia,” mentioned Stubblety-Cook dinner.
- Zac Stubblety-Cook dinner (Chandler) 2:07.28 (Qld Open/Qld All-Comers document)
- Yashiro Koseki (Japan) 2:12.48
- Liam Hunter (Chandler) 2:13.54
In the meantime Commonwealth Video games gold medallist Jack McLoughlin (Chandler Aquatic) produced a powerhouse end to out-touch world ranked quantity two Clyde Lewis (St Peters Western) in an exciting begin to the opening session.
Lewis, one of many actual success tales of this 12 months’s Fina World Championships, the place he shone within the Dolphins gold medal profitable 4×200 freestyle and 4x100m blended freestyle relays, seemed to have the race in his retaining, opening up a two physique size lead on the 150m mark.
However the 24-year-old Rio Olympian, McLoughlin, who trains on this very pool, drew on all of his endurance and expertise to over energy Lewis on the contact, clocking a powerful early season time of 1:47.63 to Lewis’ 148.01 with 2017 World Championship crew member Louis Townsend (Rackley Swim Staff) third in 1:48.99
- Jack McLoughlin (Chandler) 1:47.63
- Clyde Lewis (St Peters Western) 1:48.01
- Louis Townsend (Rackley Swim Staff) 1:48.99
Ladies’s 200m freestyle
Tokyo Olympic hopeful Kiah Melverton (TSS Aquatic), recent from her battles with the world’s biggest feminine swimmer Katie Ledecky on the US Open in Atlanta, opened her account with a snug win within the ladies’s 200m freestyle in 1:58.57.
Melverton, 23, who has her sights set on the 200, 400, 800 and 1500m freestyles in her 2020 marketing campaign, timed her swim to perfection over the ultimate 100m to defeat Korea’s Seyeong Kim (1:59.04) with Nagisa Ikemoto (Japan) third in 1:59.47.
Different Australians to determine within the end, claiming Queensland Championship medals have been USC Spartans pair Mikkayla Sheridan (1.59.56) and Leah Neale (2:00.77).
- Kiah Melverton (TSS Aquatic) 1:58.57
- Seoyeong Kim (Korea) 1:59.04
- Nagisa Ikemoto (Japan) 1:59.47
In different occasions:
- World championship silver medallist Kaylee McKeown (USC Spartans) had a busy night time producing an eye catching win within the 100m backstroke clocking 59.29 – simply exterior her greatest time and world ranked high 12 time, beating Japan’s Marina Furubayashi (1:00.94) and Toto Wong (Hong Kong) 1:01.32. She was later second to Japan’s Yui Ohashi (4:32.57) who gained the ladies’s 400IM from McKeown (USC Spartans) 4:38.69 with Sakiko Shimizu (Japan) third in 4:38.74.
- Bond College’s Jenna Strauch (2:25.31) staged a neck-and-neck duel with Japan’s Reona Aoki (2:25.46) earlier than profitable the ladies’s 200m breaststroke with Abbey Harkin (St Peters Western) third in 2:27.72.
- New Zealand’s World Championship bronze medallist Lewis Clareburt was narrowly exterior his greatest time clocking 4:13.41 t6o take out the 400m particular person medley in spectacular vogue to launch his Tokyo marketing campaign too forward of Japan’s Ippei Miyamoto (4:16.82) and Brisbane’s rising Australian teen Thomas Neill (Rackley Swim Staff) 4:22.26.
- Whereas Tristan Hollard (Southport Olympic) gained the lads’s 100m backstroke in 55.00 from Andrew Jeffcoat (NZL) 55.27 and Peter Mills (Brisbane Grammar) 55.52.