Sprint star Cate Campbell fired a warning shot with a lightning-fast 50m freestyle swim to win the Australia n title Sunday as Kyle Chalmers sealed ...
SportCate Campbell warmed up for the Tokyo Olympics by winning the Australian 50m freestyle title AFP/Manan VATSYAYANA18 Apr 2021 02:01PMShare this contentBookmarkSYDNEY: Sprint star Cate Campbell fired a warning shot with a lightning-fast 50m freestyle swim to win the Australian title on Sunday (Apr 18) as Kyle Chalmers sealed the men's treble.
Campbell, the top-ranked woman in the world so far this year, touched in 24.28secs ahead of fellow Tokyo Olympic medal prospects Emma McKeon (24.39) - who edged Campbell to win the 100m - and sister Bronte (24.75).AdvertisementAdvertisement"It's a little bit of a change up going finals in the morning, but I'm a veteran of the sport and that has to count for something," said the 28-year-old, who is targeting a fourth Olympics.
Finals at Australia's national championships on the Gold Coast have been swum in the morning, mimicking the schedule in Japan where heats will be in the evening.The last Olympics that followed the format was Beijing in 2008 where Campbell won a bronze in the 50 - one of the few swimmers still competing to experience the concept at a Games. headtopics.com
"It really does come down to mindset when I remember all the way back to 2008. You just need to be able to stand up and race when it counts," she said.AdvertisementAdvertisementCampbell, who finished fifth at the 2016 Rio Olympics, holds the Commonwealth and Australian record of 23.78, fractionally outside Sarah Sjostrom's world mark of 23.67.
The Swedish great is set to be a key rival again in Tokyo, although her preparations suffered a setback in February when she broke her right elbow after slipping on ice.Australia's Olympics trials are in June.Rio Olympic champion Chalmers, who is on the comeback from shoulder surgery, had already won the 100m and 200m freestyle and added the 50 crown when he touched in 22.30.
Advertisement"I've managed to go faster in the morning in the finals (from the heats) so that's all that matters," he said.Elsewhere, Ariarne Titmus won the 800m title in 8:23.13, around 10 seconds slower than American great Katie Ledecky swam last month.
"That one hurt more than I remember," said the 20-year-old, the 400m world champion."The time is not great, but I was happy to hang on."World championship silver medallist Matt Wilson was upset in the 200m breaststroke, with Zac Stubblety-Cook taking the title in 2:08.28. headtopics.com
Wilson was leading through 150m but Stubblety-Cook, who also won the 100m title, powered back to touch first."Both of us will be pretty happy with that swim considering the time of the season," said Stubblety-Cook.Abbey Harkin (2:25.26) took out the women's 200m breaststroke title.Read more: CNA »
1.8 million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine: Health minister
A total of 1.2 million people have completed the full vaccination regimen, says Mr Gan Kim Yong.
Football: City look to clinch title in Champions League dress rehearsalMANCHESTER: Manchester City will be crowned Premier League champions if they beat Chelsea on Saturday (May 8) in a game which is now a dress ... The fall of Turkey! On March 3, 2017, Muhammad Qasim saw a vision of the fall of Turkey due to the enemies of God and a massacre, a movement in the Middle East starting with Egypt. To know more visit the website or search ‘Muhammad Qasim Dreams’
Soccer-Inter Milan crowned champions of Italy for first time in 11 yearsInter Milan clinched their first Serie A title in 11 years on Sunday after Sassuolo drew 1-1 with second-placed Atalanta to assure Antonio Conte’s ...
Ludogorets make history with 10th straight Bulgarian titleRAZGRAD, Bulgaria: Ludogorets clinched a record 10th successive Bulgarian league title with four games to spare by beating Beroe Stara Zagora ...
Football: Inter Milan crowned champions of Italy for first time in 11 yearsInter Milan clinched their first Serie A title in 11 years on Sunday after Sassuolo drew 1-1 with second-placed Atalanta to assure Antonio Conte’s ...
Football: Bayern miss chance to secure title after loss at MainzBayern Munich blew the chance to clinch the Bundesliga title on Saturday as the club world champions crashed to a 2-1 defeat away to Mainz. Muhammad Qasim saw in a dream in 1994, that Allah SWT will fulfil the promises made to Qasim, and if not then Allah SWT is not the king of all worlds. Many of Qasim’s dreams are now coming true, this is a warning for Muslim ummah! More at Muhammad Qasim saw the spiritual ranks of Prophets in a dream in 2009. Prophet Muhammad SAW has the highest rank, followed by Prophet Ibrahim AS and then other Prophets of Allah SWT. Qasim’s dreams are blessed and warn us of events in the future. More at Muhammad Qasim emphasizes on the fact that we should avoid Shirk and its forms because this is the only way we can achieve success in this world and the hereafter. This message is clear for the Muslim ummah. Learn more at or search ‘Muhammad Qasim Dreams’