Ledecky tied his fourth Games with the United States and Cate Campbell, away in Australia


Ledecky tied his fourth Games with the United States and Cate Campbell, away in Australia

The Olympic selection trials in world swimming saw the Australian trialsthen on Saturday morning, give to American trials, started in the evening of the same day, beyond the time difference between them. So, while Australia has configured its team for the Games, the American giant has begun to make decisions.

A sum of forty one swimmers represent the ‘aussie’ team at Paris 2024 in pool trials. Four will do so in open water, with Moesha Johnson doubling up in both disciplines, for a total of forty-four swimmers at the Games.

You have some ‘tests’ included Ariarne Titmus’ world record in the 200 freestyle and among other stunning brands of its own Titmus, by Mollie O’Callaghan or Kaylee McKeownthe three will be great leaders of a big team that aspires to be the main character in Paris 2024. There will be one in 100 butterfly Emma McKeon who, however, did not qualify to defend his Olympic gold in the 100 freestyle.

Who stayed this Saturday for sure off the team was Cate Campbell. The Australian speed legend will miss a fifth Olympic Games and, at 32 years old, will miss the French event. Cate Campbell is the current Olympic bronze medalist in the 100 freestyle and for many years has not only been a mainstay in the 50 and 100 freestyle, but also in Australian relay events.

44 Australian swimmers at Paris 2024

-41 in swimming: Abbey Connor, Alexandria Perkins, Ariarne Titmus, Ben Armbruster, Bradley Woodward, Brendon Smith, Brianna Throssell, Bronte Campbell, Cameron McEvoy, Elijah Winnington, Elizabeth Dekkers, Ella Ramsay, Emma McKeon, Flynn Southam, Iona Anderson, Isaac Cooper, Jack Cartwright , Jaclyn Barclay, Jamie Perkins, Jenna Forrester, Jenna Strauch, Joshua Yong, Kai Taylor, Kaylee McKeown, Kyle Chalmers, Lani Pallister, Matthew Temple, Maximillian Giuliani, Meg Harris, Mollie O’Callaghan, Olivia Wunsch, Sam Short, Sam Williamson , Se-Bom Lee, Shayna Jack, Thomas Neill, William Petric, William Yang, Zac Incerti, Zac Stubblety-Cook and Moesha Johnson
-4 in open water (double Moesha Johnson): Moesha Johnson, Chelsea Gubecka, Kyle Lee and Nicholas Sloman

After the tests in Australia finished on Saturday morning Spanish time, in the evening the start of the races took over. United States selection testswhich will take place in Indianapolis and run until the 23rd they have already left the first four Olympians, although the Gretchen Walsh’s stunning world record in the 100 butterfly.

Walsh flew through the semifinals to 55.18 secondswhich is lower than the 55.48 achieved by last years queen of the event, Sarah Sjöström, since the Rio 2016 Games Of course, Walsh has yet to get his Olympic ticket, having to compete in the final against Torri Huske (55.79. in semifinals) and Regan Smith (55.92).

Yes, the greatest legend of American women’s swimming is tied to her, Katie Ledecky. The queen of the distance world has achieved her qualification for her fourth consecutive Olympic Games after flying in the final of 400 free until 3:58.35, championship record and a new ‘sub4’ in his brilliant career. Paige Madden (4:02.08) will join her in Paris after finishing an authoritative second ahead of Jillian Cox (4:06.89).

The first two men’s tickets have also been distributed to 400 free. Aaron Shackell (3:45.46) and Kieran Smith (3:45.76) won the game against David Johnston (3:46.19) and Bobby Finke (3:46.27), who thus had to try in the long distance events. There will also be work in the final of 100 breaststroke Nic Fink, who was third in the semifinals (59.46) behind Charlie Swanson (59.34) and Josh Matheny (59.42).

Results of the day’s tests (top3)

400 free (last):
1. Aaron Shackell 3:45.46, 2. Kieran Smith 3:45.76, 3. David Johnston 3:46.19, 4. Bobby Finke 3:46.27
100 breaststroke (semifinals): 1. Charlie Swanson 59.34, 2. Josh Matheny 59.42, 3. Nic Fink 59.46
400 free (last):
1. Katie Ledecky 3:58.35 (championship record), 2. Paige Madden 4:02.08, 3. Jillian Cox 4:06.89
100 butterfly (semifinals): 1. Gretchen Walsh 55.18 (world record), 2. Torri Huske 55.79, 3. Regan Smith 55.92​​

Source: La Verdad


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