More records fall at Australian Olympic Swimming trials
Ariarne Titmus announces herself as one of the hottest swimmers in the world, with the second-fastest swim in history in the women's 200m freestyle.
Print text onlyPrintCancelAriarne Titmus has announced herself as one of the hottest swimmers in the world, with the second-fastest swim in history in the women's 200m freestyle.Key points:Ariarne Titmus's time in the women's 200m freestyle is second only to Italian Federica Pellegrini's 2009 world record
Veteran Emma McKeon came second in the 200m to also qualify for TokyoKaylee McKeown qualified for her second Olympic event in the 200m individual medleyHer time of 1:53:09 at the Australian Olympic Swimming Trials in Adelaide is only behind Italian Federica Pellegrini's (1:52:98), set in 2009 during the super-suit era.
It is the longest-standing women's world record in swimming and set at a time when world records tumbled before the suits were banned.Titmus's swim came just one day after she threw down the gauntlet to the queen of women's distance swimming, Katie Ledecky, by setting the second-fastest time in history in the 400m freestyle. headtopics.com
Titmus has been recovering from a shoulder injury but has made a quantum leap in improvement during these trials."More than anything, the 400m gave me confidence," Titmus said after the race.Veteran Emma McKeon came second in the 200m to also qualify for Tokyo after setting a cracking pace early in the race, with both women under world-record time.
McKeon says she is not surprised by the the speed of the Australian swimmers during the trials.(AAP: Dave Hunt)"I also knew that I had to take it out with Emma. I knew she'd be fast out and she's got way more speed than I do so I knew I had to be as close to her as possible," Titmus said.
Ominously, for her rivals, Titmus thinks she can go faster at the Olympic Games."I'd like to think so," she said. Read more: ABC News »
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