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McKeon sets ‘easiest Olympic record’ great has seen; Aussie B-team still unbeatable: Heats wrap

McKeon sets ‘easiest Olympic record’ great has seen; Aussie B-team still unbeatable: Heats wrap

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Now THAT'S a statement! Australia rested its ENTIRE world record-holding 4x200m relay team for the heats... and was still three seconds clear of second 🤯 SWIM HEATS WRAP: Olympics Tokyo2020

McKeon sets ‘easiest Olympic record’ great has seen; Aussie B-team still unbeatable: Heats wrap

On Wednesday night, McKeon went even faster, breaking the Olympic record with a time of 52.13 - which she remarkably set while slowing down at the end because she was so far ahead.“That’s probably the easiest Olympic record I’ve seen, she’s not even puffing,” Leisel Jones said on

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Seven.In the ensuing heat, Campbell comfortably claimed victory with a 52.80, just behind McKeon and the two podium finishers from McKeon’s heat.“I’m pretty happy with that, an Olympic record is pretty cool,” she said.McKeon is aiming at a record-tying seven medals in Tokyo, having already won two and being well-positioned to win two more in the 50 and 100m freestyle.

Then it’ll be up to three relays - the 4x200m freestyle, 4x100m medley and mixed 4x100m medley.Ariarne Titmus’ quest for another gold will see her feature women’s 4x200m freestyle but she was spared a swim after a gruelling schedule that’salready yielded 200m and 400m gold. headtopics.com

With the Aussies the favourites, a team full of reserves was sent out (Mollie O’Callaghan, Meg Harris, Brianna Throssell and Tamsin Cook) still won the heat in a time of 7:44.61, beating the Americans in the previous heat by three seconds.However Titmus, McKeon, Leah Neale and Madison Wilson will replace them for the final with the world record - set by Australia in 2019 - in their sights.

The Australian B-team of Mollie O'Callaghan, Brianna Throssell, Tamsin Cook and Meg Harris qualified fastest. Pics Adam HeadSource: News Corp AustraliaJenna Strauch (2:23.30) is on the brink of the 200m breaststroke final after going ninth-fastest in the heats but Abbey Harkin missed out on the semis by 0.14 seconds.

Likewise Tristan Hollard (1:57.24) is in the mix for the 200m backstroke final after qualifying 10th, and Mitch Larkin (1:57.50) was ninth-fastest in the 200m individual medley heats with Brendon Smith eliminated.DAY 5 HEATS RESULTS & AUSSIES IN ACTION

Women’s 100m freestyle heats - Emma McKeon first (52.13 OR), Cate Campbell fourth (52.80)Men’s 200m backstroke heats - Tristan Hollard 10th (1:57.24)Women’s 200m breaststroke heats - Jenna Strauch ninth (2:23.30), Abbey Harkin eliminated (2:24.41)Men’s 200m individual medley heats - Mitch Larkin ninth (1:57.50), Brendon Smith eliminated (1:58.57) headtopics.com

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Feel sorry for the girls that got us there. Seems a bit harsh to not let them swim the final when they were 3 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Australia A and B team in the final for golf and silver ? To win gold in both individual pet events, and gold in the relay…..that would be unheard of in Australian swimming. Give Arne an OA if she brings it home.

More gold coming our way 💪🏻

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